Blackall (Post Code: 4472)
Blackall is a small rural town in Central West Queensland, approximately 960km by road from Brisbane.
Located on the Barcoo River and Landsborough (Matilda) Highway, Blackall's population is around 1500, and the town offers a good range of services, including a public library, showground, racecourse, golf course, bowling club and aquatic centre, cultural centre and historical association.
The town was founded in 1846, and named after Sir Samuel Blackall, the second Governor of Queensland.
It became famous in 1892, when local blade shearer Jack Howe set a world record by shearing 321 sheep in seven hours and 40 minutes. The record remained unbroken for 58 years, when it was only beaten using machine shears.