Bulloo Downs, Queensland facts for kids
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Sketch of Bulloo River area near the Kooliatto Waterhole, 1861 by Hermman Beckler, member of the Burke and Wills expedition
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|Area||11,252.1 km2 (4,344.5 sq mi)|
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|LGA(s)||Shire of Bulloo|
On 17 April 2020 the Queensland Government reorganised the nine localities in the Shire, resulting in six localities. It included Bulloo Downs losing a portion of its western land to the locality of Cameron Corner while gaining a small portion from the south of the former Bullawarra (the rest being incorporated into Thargomindah). The area of Bulloo Downs decreased from 12,814.6 square kilometres (4,947.7 sq mi) to 11,252.1 square kilometres (4,344.5 sq mi).
One group of the Burke and Wills expedition camped in Bulloo Downs in 1861; three men from the group died and were buried there. This expedition provided information about the suitability of the land for pastoral purposes and the first recorded settlement was Bulloo Downs Station taken up by Jones, Sullivan and Molesworth Green in 1864.
Bulloo Downs has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
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