Place:Yelarbon, Queensland, Australia

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NameYelarbon
Alt namesBen Dorsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeTown
Coordinates28.617°S 150.633°E
Located inQueensland, Australia
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Yelarbon is a small town in south-central Queensland on the Dumaresq River. It sits on the Cunningham Highway midway between Goondiwindi and Inglewood. At the 2006 census, Yelarbon had a population of 448.

Yelarbon is an Aboriginal Australian word meaning water lilies growing in a lagoon.

It was the first place in Queensland to grow tobacco commercially. Nowadays, cattle and sheep are raised, and cereal crops are grown. A major employer in Yelarbon is the A. E. Girle and Sons sawmill.

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