Place:Blackall, Queensland, Australia

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NameBlackall
TypeTown
Coordinates24.383°S 145.45°E
Located inQueensland, Australia
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Blackall is a small town located in Central West Queensland, Australia, approximately 960 kilometres by road from the state capital, Brisbane. The town is situated on the Barcoo River and Landsborough Highway (Matilda Highway). At the 2006 census had a population of 1,160. It is the service centre for the Blackall-Tambo Region. The dominant industry in the area is grazing.

Blackall is also the home of the original Black Stump, which marks the original Astro Station established in 1887. Places west of this point are said to be 'beyond the black stump'. The original Black Stump was moved from it's original location to make it more accessible to tourists, and can now be found on the boundary of the Blackall State School grounds, Thistle Street, Blackall. Blackall has many attractions for public use and entertainment, including the Blackall showground, the local pool and the historic Blackall Woolscour.

Sunstate Airlines, operating as QantasLink, has services connecting the town to Brisbane.

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