Elm Street, Walloon, 2015
|Population||1,548 (2011 census)|
|LGA(s)||City of Ipswich|
|State electorate(s)||Ipswich West|
Walloon State School opened in 1877.
The Babies of Walloon
On Saturday 21 April 1891, sisters Bridget Kate and Mary Jane Broderick (aged 9 and 6 respectively) were drowned in a waterhole near their home in Walloon. Poet Henry Lawson wrote a poem called The Babies of Walloon based on their deaths. In 2006, a sculpture depicting the Broderick sisters playing was unveiled in the Henry Lawson Bicentennial Park in Walloon. In 2015, a new headstone was erected of the children's grave in Ipswich General Cemetery.
Walloon State School is a government co-education primary (P-6) school. In 2015, there were 250 students enrolled with 17 teachers (16 full-time equivalent). In 2017, Walloon State School has 230 students in 10 classes. All staff are dedicated to maximising the educational achievements of the students. The school is progressive and is always actively building improved learning opportunities for the attending students.
Walloon has an array of small businesses. The businesses available include:
- Dicksie's Take-away
- Real Estate Agent
- Medical Centre
- The historical Walloon Saloon
- Walloon IGA
- Walloon Bakery
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Walloon (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
- "Walloon - town (entry 36349)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
- "Walloon - locality (entry 45086)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
- "Queensland State and Non-State Schools". Queensland Government. 24 February 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
- "Sad Drowning Fatality". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald And General Advertiser. XXXII, (4557). Queensland, Australia. 23 March 1891. p. 2 (Daily.). Retrieved 28 December 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
- "Official graveside blessing for Ipswich's Babies of Walloon". Ipswich City Council. 21 March 2015. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
- "2015 School Annual Report" (PDF). Walloon State School. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
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