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Bullyard
Queensland
Population 189 (2016 census)
 • Density 5.526/km2 (14.31/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4671
Area 34.2 km2 (13.2 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s) Bundaberg Region
State electorate(s) Burnett
Federal Division(s) Hinkler
Localities around Bullyard:
Damascus Bucca Bucca
Maroondan Bullyard Bucca
Maroondan Delan Bungadoo

Bullyard is a small rural town and locality in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. In 2016 census Bullyard had a population of 189 people.

History

Bullyard Post Office opened on 1 July 1927 (a receiving office had been open from 1893, known as Kolan until 1897) and closed in 1972.

On 29 November 1992, nearby Bucca was hit by the most violent tornado ever observed in Australia, rated F4 on the Fujita scale. Being only 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) away, Bullyard residents felt the brunt of the weather that came with the twister, reporting torrential rain and giant hailstones, described as the size of a "cricket ball". Across the region trees toppled in the unprecedented winds and many residents experienced roofing issues during this time.

Education

Bullyard has a state school that facilitates the town's primary aged children. The school was founded in 1921 and currently has an enrolment of 68, at its highest enrolment Bullyard State School held 82 students in 1992. The School's emblem has three parts, a bull, a cane tractor and a book with the motto "Freedom Through Knowledge" .Children are bused in from surrounding towns including Bucca, McIlwraith and Goondoon areas. High school aged children in the Bullyard area usually attend Gin Gin State High School though there are buses into Bundaberg for a range of other secondary and tertiary school facilities.

Across from the state school is the Bullyard Multipurpose Hall. It was used annually for the Bullyard Oktoberfest and various other school and community meetings and presentations.

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