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The origin of Boulia The name Boulia is said to be derived from the waterhole in the Burke River named Bulla Bulla by the Pitta Pitta tribe. Burke and Wills are more closely associated with the early history of Boulia than any other explorers, having travelled through the area on their journey to the Gulf and return to Coopers Creek. They had left Coopers Creek on 16 December 1860 and reached the Gulf of Carpentaria on the 11 February 1861 only to perish on their return to Coopers Creek. Wills, a botanist, noted that at a camp near Boulia, “We hobbled the horses out on vegetation equal to anything in Australia, other than country of volcanic origin�.

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On the 31 July 1879 a proclamation signed by C.Kennedy and gazetted on the 2 August 1879 set aside an area of 1,280 acres as a reserve for township purposes.

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It was surveyed by FA Hartnell in 1882 & 1883. The first land sale was set down for Tuesday 13 February 1883. The Boulia divisional Board was gazetted on the 24 September 1887 and as a Local Authority on the 1 July 1902.

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Experience Boulia, Queensland Outback  

The newly released Tourism booklet promoting the events, facilities and attractions of Boulia and the surrounding area. A valuable Visitors...

Experience Boulia, Queensland Outback  

The newly released Tourism booklet promoting the events, facilities and attractions of Boulia and the surrounding area. A valuable Visitors...

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