The main street of Rolleston
|Population||309 (2016 census)|
|LGA(s)||Central Highlands Region|
Rolleston was built on Kanolu land.
Wadja (also known as Wadjigu, Wadia, Wadjainngo, Mandalgu, and Wadjigun) is an Australian Aboriginal language in Central Queensland. The language region includes the local government areas of the Aboriginal Shire of Woorabinda and Central Highlands Region, including the Blackdown Tablelands. the Comet River, and the Expedition Range, and the towns of Woorabinda, Springsure and Rolleston.
It is located on the Comet River, 335 kilometres (208 mi) west of Gladstone, 263 kilometres (163 mi) north of Roma and 694 kilometres (431 mi) northwest of Brisbane. Springsure, the nearest town lies 71 kilometres (44 mi) to the north-west. Rolleston lies on the junction of the Carnarvon, Gregory and Dawson highways.
Queensland's last legendary cattle thieves and bushrangers, the notorious Patrick and James Kenniff, frequently lived within the nearby now-Carnarvon National Park, at Lethbridge Pocket. It was here in March 1903 they murdered Constable George Doyle and cattle station manager Albert Dahlke.
Rolleston State School opened on 9 October 1871.
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