Blackall and Blackall Shire

Blackall, a rural town, is in central-western Queensland, between Longreach and Charleville and 500 km south-west of Rockhampton. It was named after Samuel Blackall, soldier and Governor of Queensland (1868-71). Blackall was the administrative centre of the shire of the same name, and continues that function with the Blackall and Tambo Regional Council (2008).

Further Reading: 

Barry Muir, Jack Howe: the man and the legend, Blackall, B. & J. Muir, 1998

Fred Rich, Kargoolnah: early local government on the Upper Barcoo, Blackall, Gidyea Publishing, 2005

Alan Stevenson, Bush life on the Outer Barcoo, Blackall, Blackall Shire Council, 2002

Malcolm Thomis, Pastoral country: a history of the Shire of Blackall, Milton, Jacaranda, 1979

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