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Camboon
Queensland
Postcode(s) 4719
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Banana
State electorate(s) Callide
Federal Division(s) Flynn
Suburbs around Camboon:
Lonesome Creek Castle Creek Thangool
Harrami
Isla Camboon Rawbelle
Isla Cracow Eidsvold West

Camboon is a locality in the Shire of Banana, Queensland, Australia.

History

The name Camboon is believed to be derived from the Aboriginal word caamboon meaning the bullrushes growing at the edge of waterholes.

A post office opened on 1 June 1874 but closed on 16 October 1965.

Camboon Provisional School opened about 1899 but closed in 1908 due to low enrolments. In 1910, the school was reopened but only operated half-time in conjunction with the newly opened Camboon Woolshed Provisional School. Both schools were closed in 1915.

Events

Camboon hosts an annual campdraft every May.

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