Drillham, Queensland

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Drillham
Queensland
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Post office at Drillham
Drillham is located in Queensland
Drillham
Drillham
Coordinates 26°39′0″S 149°59′0″E / 26.65000°S 149.98333°E / -26.65000; 149.98333Coordinates: 26°39′0″S 149°59′0″E / 26.65000°S 149.98333°E / -26.65000; 149.98333
Population 272 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 4424
Location
LGA(s) Western Downs Region
State electorate(s) Warrego
Federal Division(s) Maranoa

Drillham is a town in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia. The town is located on the Warrego Highway and in the Western Downs Region local government area, 358 kilometres (222 mi) north west of the state capital, Brisbane. At the 2006 census, Drillham and the surrounding area had a population of 272.[1]

The town was established in 1878 to service the railway and was home to a camp for workers building the bridge over nearby Drillham Creek.[2] Drillham Post Office opened by June 1910 (a receiving office had been open from 1895).[3] The town and the creek were originally known as 'Delerium' due to the typhoid fever that struck this camp.[4] Today, Drillham is a centre for the production of livestock and grains.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Drillham (Murilla Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  2. ^ a b "Drillham". Western Downs - Places to Visit. Tourism Queensland. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Drillham". Murilla Shire Council. Retrieved 2008-11-03.