Walloon, Queensland facts for kids
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Elm Street, Walloon, 2015
|Population||1,588 (2016 census)|
|• Density||86.30/km2 (223.5/sq mi)|
|Area||18.4 km2 (7.1 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|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.
Walloon State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Karrabin-Rosewood Road (special education program.). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 234 students with 19 teachers (16 full-time equivalent) and 17 non-teaching staff (10 full-time equivalent). It includes a
There is no secondary school in the Walloon. The nearest government secondary schools are Ipswich State High School in Brassall, Ipswich, to the east and Rosewood State High School in Rosewood to the south-west.
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