Walloon, Queensland facts for kids
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Elm Street, Walloon, 2015
|Population||1,548 (2011 census)|
|LGA(s)||City of Ipswich|
|State electorate(s)||Ipswich West|
Walloon State School opened in 1877.
The Babies of Walloon
On Saturday 21 April 1891, sisters Bridget Kate and Mary Jane Broderick (aged 9 and 6 respectively) were drowned in a waterhole near their home in Walloon. Poet Henry Lawson wrote a poem called The Babies of Walloon based on their deaths. In 2006, a sculpture depicting the Broderick sisters playing was unveiled in the Henry Lawson Bicentennial Park in Walloon. In 2015, a new headstone was erected of the children's grave in Ipswich General Cemetery.
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