Eulo, Queensland

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Eulo
Queensland
Entry to Eulo.jpg
Entry to Eulo, 2006
Eulo is located in Queensland
Eulo
Eulo
Coordinates28°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
Population108 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s)4491
Elevation137 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
Eulo lizard racing track, 2006

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]

Prior to white settlement, Eulo was in the area of the Kalali tribe.[citation needed]

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 on 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]

St Francis' Anglican Church was dedicated by Archbishop Reginald Halse on 15 September 1957. Its closure on 12 June 2010 was approved by Archbishop Phillip Aspinall.[10]

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.[11] It has since been rebuilt.[12]

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)).[13] 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.[14]

Events[edit]

Eulo once hosted the World Lizard Racing Championships on their Paroo Track, but environmentalists put an end to that annual event.[15]

Notable residents[edit]

Isabel Gray, the Eulo Queen
  • Isabel Gray (better known as the Eulo Queen) was a publican, storekeeper and prostitute[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Eulo (Paroo Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 27 January 2008.
  2. ^ Bureau of Meteorology Archived 2 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine - 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. Archived from the original on 15 May 2014. 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. Archived from the original on 26 June 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  10. ^ "Closed Churches". Anglican Church of Southern Queensland. Archived from the original on 3 April 2019. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Blaze claims historic general store". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 26 July 2011. Archived from the original on 14 August 2011. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
  12. ^ "Community Website". Archived from the original on 26 January 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  13. ^ "Queensland State and Non-State Schools". Queensland Government. Archived from the original on 8 May 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  14. ^ "School Report" (PDF). Eulo State School. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 May 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  15. ^ "Eulo". Paroo Shire Council. Archived from the original on 4 February 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  16. ^ Gill, J. C. H. "Gray, Isabel (1851–1929)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre for Biography, Australian National University. Archived from the original on 3 March 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2014.

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