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Giru
Queensland
Giru sugar mill.jpg
Sugar mill at Giru
Population 627 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4809
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Burdekin
State electorate(s) Burderkin
Federal Division(s) Dawson

Giru is a small town in Queensland, Australia, situated on the Haughton River, 54 kilometres (34 mi) south-east of Townsville.

History

The Invicta Sugar Mill was relocated from Bundaberg to Giru in 1888. The Giru Post Office opened by 1922. According to the 2011 census, the Giru area had a population of 627.

Culture

The Palm Creek Folk Festival is an annual event held in Giru on the Queen's Birthday public holiday, and stretches over four days. It commonly features known and up-and-coming bands from several genres, ranging from folk to alternative.

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