Yelarbon, Queensland

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Yelarbon
Queensland
Yelarbon is located in Queensland
Yelarbon
Yelarbon
Coordinates 28°34′0″S 150°45′0″E / 28.56667°S 150.75000°E / -28.56667; 150.75000Coordinates: 28°34′0″S 150°45′0″E / 28.56667°S 150.75000°E / -28.56667; 150.75000
Population 448 (2006 Census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4388
Location
LGA(s) Goondiwindi Region
State electorate(s) Warrego
Federal Division(s) Maranoa

Yelarbon is a small town in south-central Queensland on the Dumaresq River. It sits on the Cunningham Highway midway between Goondiwindi and Inglewood. At the 2006 census, Yelarbon had a population of 448.[1]

Yelarbon is an Aboriginal Australian word meaning water lilies growing in a lagoon.

It was the first place in Queensland to grow tobacco commercially. Nowadays, cattle and sheep are raised, and cereal crops are grown. A major employer in Yelarbon is the A. E. Girle and Sons sawmill.[2]

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There is fishing on the Dumaresq River as well, nearly all recreational. The Murray Cod is one of the more sought-after prizes to catch.

There is some feral pig hunting as well in the region.

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