Barringun, Queensland facts for kids
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|Population||7 (2016 census)|
|• Density||0.0075/km2 (0.019/sq mi)|
|Area||932.8 km2 (360.2 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Paroo|
The former border town of Wooroorooka is within the south-west of the locality ().
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.
Barringun has a heritage-listed site: East Bank, Warrego River at the border with New South Wales: Zero Obelisk
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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