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New South Wales
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Entering Illabo
Illabo is located in New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
Population 144 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 2590
Elevation 279 m (915 ft)
LGA(s) Junee Shire
County Clarendon
State electorate(s) Cootamundra
Federal Division(s) Riverina

Illabo (pron. ILL a boh) is a locality in the South West Slopes part of the Riverina in New South Wales, Australia. It is situated about 13 kilometres (8 mi) southwest of Bethungra and 16 kilometres (10 mi) northeast of Junee. At the 2016 census, Illabo had a population of 144.

Noted residents

  • George Main, a chairman of the Australian Jockey Club, and his wife Mary had a grazing property "Retreat", at Illabo, where they bred racehorses and ran sheep. The George Main Stakes was named for him.
  • Hugh Main, George's brother, also a horse breeder but much better known as the local MLA 1920–1938, had an adjacent property, part of "Retreat", and has been referred to as "Retreat East", and may have been at least in part, in the Bethungra district.
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