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Hungerford

Hungerford is a town and locality in outback South West Queensland, Australia, immediately north of the border with New South Wales and the Dingo fence. At the, Hungerford and the surrounding area within Queensland had a population of 23. The locality of Hungerford on the New South Wales side of the border had a population of 15.GeographyThe locality is split between the Shire of Bulloo (western part) and the Shire of Paroo (eastern part). The town is located in the Shire of Bulloo immediately north of the border between Queensland and New South Wales.Surrounding the town is the Currawinya National Park.HistoryThe town is named after Thomas Hungerford who once camped at the site. The town developed from a border customs post on a stock route alongside the Paroo River. In 1874, the first hotel in the opened and the following year the town was gazetted. For a number of years, before a proper survey was conducted the town was thought to be located in New South Wales.Hungerford Post Office opened on 1 October 1880, was replaced by a New South Wales office in 1881, reopened in 1886 and closed by 1907, replaced the New South Wales office in 1941 and closed by 1985.
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