Bollon, Queensland

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Bollon
Queensland
Bollon-QLD.JPG
The entrance sign to Bollon
Bollon is located in Queensland
Bollon
Bollon
Coordinates 28°02′0″S 147°29′0″E / 28.03333°S 147.48333°E / -28.03333; 147.48333Coordinates: 28°02′0″S 147°29′0″E / 28.03333°S 147.48333°E / -28.03333; 147.48333
Population 334 (2011 census)[1]
Established 1879
Postcode(s) 4488
Elevation 183 m (600 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Balonne
State electorate(s) Warrego
Federal Division(s) Maranoa
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
28.0 °C
82 °F
13.2 °C
56 °F
459.1 mm
18.1 in
Localities around Bollon:
Nebine Bindebango St George
Nebine Bollon Dirranbandi
Jobs Gate Hebel Dirranbandi

Bollon is a town and locality in Shire of Balonne, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] At the 2011 census, Bollon had a population of 334.[1]

Geography[edit]

Bollon is in South West Queensland, 634 kilometres (394 mi) west of the state capital, Brisbane. Bollon is situated on the Balonne Highway, between St George and Cunnamulla on the banks of Wallam Creek. A stand of River red gums along the creek is home to a large colony of koalas.

History[edit]

The town was established in 1879 and the town is thought to be named after either the indigenous name for Wallam Creek or a type of stone axe.

Bollon State School opened on 27 July 1885.[4]

In 2010, Narkoola National Park was established in the west of the town's boundaries to preserve plant communities of the Mulga Lands bioregion.[5]

Facilities[edit]

Bollon has the Bollon Civic Centre, showground and a park. [6]

Bollon State School is a government co-educational primary (P-6) at 60-74 Main Street.[7] In 2015, the school had an enrolment of 32 students with 3 teachers (2 full-time equivalent) and 6 non-teaching staff (3 full-time equivalent).[8]

Balonne Shire Council operates a library in Main Street, next to the Civic Centre.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bollon (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 August 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Bollon - town (entry 3505)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Bollon - locality (entry 42679)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland schools". education.qld.gov.au. Retrieved 2017-01-28. 
  5. ^ "Narkoola National Park and Narkoola National Park (Recovery) Management Statement 2013" (PDF). Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Bollon". Balonne Shire Council. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Bollon State School". Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  8. ^ "2015 School Annual Report" (PDF). Bollon State School. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "Library location and hours". Balonne Shire Council. Retrieved 8 May 2017. 
  10. ^ "Bollon Library". Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Bollon, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons