Eulo, Queensland

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Eulo
Queensland
Entry to Eulo.jpg
Entry to Eulo, 2006
Eulo is located in Queensland
Eulo
Eulo
Coordinates 28°10′S 145°03′E / 28.167°S 145.050°E / -28.167; 145.050Coordinates: 28°10′S 145°03′E / 28.167°S 145.050°E / -28.167; 145.050
Population 108 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 4491
Elevation 137 m (449 ft)[2]
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Paroo
State electorate(s) Warrego
Federal Division(s) Maranoa
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
28.2 °C
83 °F
13.8 °C
57 °F
332.0 mm
13.1 in
Localities around Eulo:
Yowah Humeburn Humeburn
Dynevor Eulo Cunnamulla
Hungerford Hungerford Cuttaburra

Eulo is an opal-mining town and locality in the Shire of Paroo in South West Queensland, Australia.[3][4] Eulo is 64 kilometres (40 mi) west of Cunnamulla and 887 kilometres (551 mi) west of Brisbane. At the 2006 census, Eulo and the surrounding area had a population of 108.[1]

Geography[edit]

Paroo River near Eulo, 2008

This outback town is located beside and to the east of the Paroo River which flows in a roughly north-south direction. The Bullo Development Road (also known as the Adventure Way) connects Eulo to Cunnamulla to the east and to Thargomindah to the west.

History[edit]

The post office opened on 6 September 1872; the first postmaster was the publican William Shearer.[3][5]

A town reserve was proclaimed in 1874.[3]

A police station was established about 1 January 1880.[6] A Court of Petty Sessions was established in 18 August 1880 and operated until 31 December 1964.[7]

A telegraph office opened in 1881.[3]

Eulo State School opened on 7 May 1888.[8]

The telephone exchange opened in 1923.[9]

Facilities[edit]

Eulo has one pub and a small general store as well as Outback Petrol. The general store and fuel bowsers were destroyed by fire on 25 July 2011.[10] It has since been rebuilt.[11]

Education[edit]

Eulo State School is a government co-educational primary (P-7) school. It is located in Leo Street (28°09′29″S 145°03′00″E / 28.157931°S 145.050127°E / -28.157931; 145.050127 (Eulo State School)).[12] The enrolments between 2010 and 2012 have ranged from 11 to 16 students. Some students travel up to 130 kilometres (81 mi) each day to attend school, while other students live in the Eulo and District Hostel during the week in order to attend school. After completing primary school in Eulo, most students attend a secondary boarding school in Brisbane or Toowoomba.[13]

Events[edit]

Eulo lizard racing track, 2006

Eulo hosts the World Lizard Racing Championships on their Paroo Track.[14]

Notable residents[edit]

Isabel Gray, the Eulo Queen
  • Isabel Gray (better known as the Eulo Queen) was a publican, storekeeper and prostitute[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Eulo (Paroo Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  2. ^ Bureau of Meteorology - Retrieved 2008-01-27
  3. ^ a b c d "Eulo (town) (entry 11930)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Eulo (locality) (entry 42654)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Agency ID1559, Police station, Eulo". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Agency ID698, Court of Petty Sessions, Eulo". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "History". Eulo Queen Hotel. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "Blaze claims historic general store". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 26 July 2011. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "Community Website". Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  12. ^ "Queensland State and Non-State Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  13. ^ "School Report". Eulo State School. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  14. ^ "Eulo". Paroo Shire Council. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  15. ^ Gill, J. C. H. "Gray, Isabel (1851–1929)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre for Biography, Australian National University. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 

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