Bullarook

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Origin of the name

The name possibly derives from Bailaroc, the name of an Aboriginal leader.

History

Bullarook is midway between Ballan and Ballarat. It is a rural locality 90 km north-west of Melbourne and 5 km north of the Western Freeway.[1]

Bullarook is at the southern limit of the Bullarook Forest which extended to an area between Daylesford and Creswick. Much timber was taken from the forest for building and mining purposes, leaving good agricultural land in the foothills. Bullarook had both mining and agriculture in the 1860s.[2]

A school was opened in 1859, and a Wesleyan church also served as school premises during the 1870s.[3]

Whilst having a farming population of over 200 between 1910 and 1950, Bullarook has never been more than a hamlet with a post office, school and a church. The school closed in 1990.[4]

Governance

Bullarook is in the Shire of Moorabool.

Geography and climate

Environment

Economy

Demography

Culture

Sport

The town had a cricket club which operated during the 1920s.[5]

Industry

Farming and Forestry

Tourism

Transport

Architecture

Education

Media

See also

Mining in Bullarook - Mining companies in Bullarook - Mining gullies in Bullarook - Mining gutters in Bullarook - Mining leads in Bullarook - Mining reefs in Bullarook

Alan Riley

Notes

  1. https://www.victorianplaces.com.au/bullarook, accessed 05 February 2019.
  2. https://www.victorianplaces.com.au/bullarook, accessed 05 February 2019.
  3. https://www.victorianplaces.com.au/bullarook, accessed 05 February 2019.
  4. https://www.victorianplaces.com.au/bullarook, accessed 05 February 2019.
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullarook, accessed 05 February 2019.

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--Beth Kicinski 17:18, 16 November 2016 (AEDT); --Clare K.Gervasoni 12:40, 5 February 2019 (AEDT)

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