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Postcode(s) 4490
LGA(s) Shire of Paroo
State electorate(s) Warrego
Federal Division(s) Maranoa
Localities around Barringun:
Cuttaburra Tuen Noorama
Cuttaburra Barringun Noorama
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Barringun is a rural locality in Paroo Shire, Queensland, Australia, on the border with New South Wales. Barringun is also the capital of the self-proclaimed Murrawarri Republic.


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

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