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Barringun
Queensland
Population 7 (2016 census)
 • Density 0.0075/km2 (0.019/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4490
Area 932.8 km2 (360.2 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Paroo
State electorate(s) Warrego
Federal Division(s) Maranoa
Suburbs around Barringun:
Cuttaburra Tuen Noorama
Cuttaburra Barringun Noorama
Enngonia (NSW) Barringun (NSW) Enngonia (NSW)

Barringun is a rural locality in the Shire of Paroo, Queensland, Australia. It is on the border of Queensland and New South Wales. In the 2016 census, Barringun had a population of 7 people.

The former border town of Wooroorooka is within the south-west of the locality (28°58′00″S 145°42′00″E / 28.9667°S 145.7000°E / -28.9667; 145.7000 (Wooroorooka)).

History

The name Barringun derives from an early settlement (possibly a pastoral station) on the Warrego River, which can be seen on an 1887 map as being just south of the New South Wales border. It is possibly an Aboriginal word meaning fish die in the water.

Heritage listings

Barringun has a heritage-listed site: East Bank, Warrego River at the border with New South Wales: Zero Obelisk

Education

There are no schools in Barringun. The nearest primary and secondary schools are in Cunnamulla, approximately 107 kilometres (66 mi) away. Distance education and boarding schools are the alternatives.

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