Walloon, Queensland facts for kids
Elm Street, Walloon, 2015
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The origin of the suburb name is from the Romanic-speaking inhabitants of Belgium known as the Walloons.
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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