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Bollon
Queensland
Bollon-QLD.JPG
The entrance sign to Bollon
Population 221 (2016 census)
 • Density 0.03106/km2 (0.0804/sq mi)
Established 1879
Postcode(s) 4488
Elevation 183 m (600 ft)
Area 7,114.2 km2 (2,746.8 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Balonne
State electorate(s) Warrego
Federal Division(s) Maranoa
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
28.0 °C
82 °F
13.2 °C
56 °F
459.1 mm
18.1 in
Localities around Bollon:
Nebine Bindebango St George
Nebine Bollon Dirranbandi
Jobs Gate Hebel Dirranbandi

Bollon is a rural town and locality in the Shire of Balonne, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Bollon had a population of 221 people.

Geography

Bollon is in South West Queensland, 634 kilometres (394 mi) west of the state capital, Brisbane. Bollon is situated on the Balonne Highway, between St George and Cunnamulla on the banks of Wallam Creek. A stand of River red gums along the creek is home to a large colony of koalas.

History

The town was established in 1879 and the town is thought to be named after either the indigenous name for Wallam Creek or a type of stone axe.

Bollon State School opened on 27 July 1885.

In 2010, Narkoola National Park was established in the west of the town's boundaries to preserve plant communities of the Mulga Lands bioregion.

Facilities

Bollon has a public library, Bollon Civic Centre, showground and a park.

Bollon State School is a government co-educational primary (P-6) at 60-74 Main Street. In 2015, the school had an enrolment of 32 students with 3 teachers (2 full-time equivalent) and 6 non-teaching staff (3 full-time equivalent).

Education

Bollon State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Main Street (28°01′53″S 147°28′32″E / 28.0315°S 147.4756°E / -28.0315; 147.4756 (Bollon State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 23 students with 5 teachers (3 full-time equivalent) and 5 non-teaching staff (2 full-time equivalent).

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