Thallon, Queensland

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Thallon
Queensland
ThallonFrancisHotel.JPG
The Francis Hotel at Thallon
Thallon is located in Queensland
Thallon
Thallon
Coordinates 28°39′0″S 148°52′0″E / 28.65000°S 148.86667°E / -28.65000; 148.86667Coordinates: 28°39′0″S 148°52′0″E / 28.65000°S 148.86667°E / -28.65000; 148.86667
Population 292 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4497
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Balonne
State electorate(s) Warrego
Federal Division(s) Maranoa
Localities around Thallon:
St George St George Weengallon
Dirranbandi Thallon Daymar
Dirranbandi Mungindi Mungindi

Thallon is a town and locality in the Shire of Balonne, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] At the 2011 census, Thallon and the surrounding area had a population of 382.[1]

Geography[edit]

Thallon is in South West Queensland, 571 kilometres (355 mi) west of the state capital, Brisbane. Thallon is between St George and the border with New South Wales at Mungindi.

History[edit]

The town is named after a Queensland Commissioner for Railways, James Forsyth Thallon.[4]

Explorer Thomas Mitchell was the first European in the Thallon district and his initials can still be found on a bloodwood tree near the Moonie River. In 1911, the area was set aside for closer settlement and 780 acres (3.2 km2) were gazetted as a town reserve. With the coming of the railway, the town developed and shops and a hotel were established.[4] Thallon is now a major wheat and woolgrowing area.[4]

Heritage listings[edit]

Thallon has the following heritage-listed sites:

Facilities[edit]

Thallon has a post office, hotel, community hall, showground, park and sportsground.[6] Thallon State School opened on 24 July 1911.[7][8]

Balonne Shire Council operates a library in William Street.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Thallon (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2013-06-04.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Thallon - town (entry 33800)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Thallon - locality (entry 42684)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c "Thallon". Western Downs - Places to visit. Tourism Queensland. Retrieved 2007-05-25. 
  5. ^ "Bullamon Homestead (entry 601683)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "Thallon". Balonne Shire Council. Retrieved 12 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Thallon State School". Thallon State School. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  8. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland schools". education.qld.gov.au. Retrieved 2017-01-28. 
  9. ^ "Library location and hours". Balonne Shire Council. Retrieved 8 May 2017. 
  10. ^ "Thallon Library". Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Thallon, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons