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The Baralaba Hotel
|Population||479 (2011 census)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Banana|
The Dawson River forms the western boundary of the locality. The town is located in the north-west corner of the locality beside the river. The Neville Hewitt weir on the river at the town creates a wide river for irrigation and recreation.
The town is located 33 kilometres (21 mi) west of the Leichhardt Highway.
The town's name is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning "high mountain" referring to nearby Mount Ramsay.
Baralaba Provisional School opened on 19 August 1918. It became a state school on 1 March 1922. In 1964, a secondary department was added.
Baralaba Post Office opened by April 1924 (a receiving office had been open since about 1919).
In May 1941, an Honour Board commemorating those who served in World War II was unveiled at the Returned and Services League of Australia Memorial Hall in Stopford Street ( ). Outside of the Memorial Hall is a white cross commemorating those who served in all wars and conflicts.
Two coal mines once operated in the Baralaba region. Both closed, but mining operations recommenced at one mine in 2005.
Baralaba Golf Club has a 9-hole golf course and is located on Alberta Road.
Every March, there is a campdrafting competition at Baralaba.
The annual Baralaba agricultural show is held in May.
The Saratoga Fishing Competition is held each September.
Baralaba has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Morgan Street and The Esplanade: Dawson Valley Colliery
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