Burra Burri, Queensland

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Burra Burri
Burra Burri State School.jpg
Burra Burri State School
Burra Burri is located in Queensland
Burra Burri
Burra Burri
Coordinates26°25′27″S 151°02′51″E / 26.4241°S 151.0475°E / -26.4241; 151.0475Coordinates: 26°25′27″S 151°02′51″E / 26.4241°S 151.0475°E / -26.4241; 151.0475
Population36 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density0.0859/km2 (0.2225/sq mi)
Area419.1 km2 (161.8 sq mi)
LGA(s)Western Downs Region
State electorate(s)Callide
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Burra Burri:
Durah Boondooma Boondooma
Durah Burra Burri Durong
Fairyland Jinghi Darr Creek

Burra Burri is a locality in the Western Downs Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Burra Burri had a population of 36 people.[1]


Burra Burri Provisional School and the Burra Burri Junction Provisional School opened in 1916, operating as half-time schools (sharing a teacher). In 1923 Burra Burri Junction Provisional School burned down and reopened under the name of Washpool Provisional School (still a half-time school with Burra Burri Provisional School). In 1927 the Burra Burri Provisional School was closed and on 16 May 1927 Washpool became a full-time state school. In 1957 Washpool State School was renamed Burra Burri State School.[3]

The school celebrated its centenary on 10 September 2016.[4]


Burra Burri State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 3173 Burra Burri Creek Road (26°30′33″S 151°01′25″E / 26.5093°S 151.0237°E / -26.5093; 151.0237 (Burra Burri State School)).[5][6] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 9 students with 4 teachers (2 full-time equivalent) and 5 non-teaching staff (2 full-time equivalent).[7]

There is no secondary school in Burra Burri. The nearest secondary schools are in Jandowae (up to Year 10) or Chinchilla (up to Year 12).[8]

Community groups[edit]

The Burra Burri branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association meets at the Burra Burri Hall on the corner of Burra Burri Darr Creek Road and Burra Burri Creek Road (26°30′35″S 151°01′25″E / 26.5097°S 151.0235°E / -26.5097; 151.0235 (Burra Birri Hall)).[9]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Burra Burri (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Burra Burri - locality in Western Downs Region (entry 47675)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  3. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  4. ^ Calvert, Alana (22 July 2016). "Burra Burri School: 8 pupils, 100 years strong". Chinchilla News. Archived from the original on 12 September 2017. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  5. ^ "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Burra Burri State School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  7. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Branch Locations". Queensland Country Women's Association. Retrieved 26 December 2018.

Further reading[edit]

  • Burra Burri State School (1991), Burra Burri State School 1916-1991, Burra Burri State School], ISBN 978-0-646-06967-8

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