Wallumbilla North is a locality in the Maranoa Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Wallumbilla North had a population of 147 people.[1]

Geography

As the name suggests, Wallumbilla North is immediately north of Wallumbilla.[3]

Wallumbilla Creek, Middle Creek and Cattle Creek rise in the locality. All are eventually tributaries of the Balonne River.[3]

History

The name Wallumbilla was the name of a pastoral run leased by Charles Coxen, The name is presumed to come from the indigenous Mandandanji language and reportedly means wallu=plenty and billa=jew fish.[4][5]

North Wallumbilla Creek State School opened in 1911 but was renamed Rasley State School in 1912 and then Raslie State State on 1 April 1913. It closed on 28 January 1963.[6][7]

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wallumbilla North (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Wallumbilla North - locality in Maranoa Region (entry 49176)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Wallumbilla - town (entry 36362)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Wallumbilla - locality (entry 47462)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  6. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  7. ^ "Agency ID 6206, Raslie State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 21 November 2017.