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Signpost - Biboohra State School

May 2009

With Biboohra State School principal Tracey Douglas.

Biboohra State School

Biboohra State School.

Where is it?
Biboohra State School is 10km north of Mareeba, close to the Barron River where the water ceases to flow west and begins its journey east via the Barron Falls.

When did it open?
26 January 1902.

How did it get its name?
Many names for the area have been recorded. In 1887 it was called Baan Bero when it was a native mounted police camp, Byadoora in 1889 when there was a small township with a telegraph station and later Third Crossing, Upper Crossing, Rosings, Barron Waters, Byadoora, Biboohrah and Biboora. It is recorded that Biboohra is the Aboriginal name for the Barron Falls.

How many students?
137.

How many staff?
16.

How long have you been the principal?
I was appointed in 1997.

What's the best thing about your school?
Everyone knows everyone.

Claim to fame?
Biboohra is a small country school with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.

School motto?
Strive and Succeed.