The town of Boggabilla
Boggabilla has a Population of 647.
Home to the famous "Wobbly Boot" Hotel, Boggabilla lies just below the Queensland border, 13km south of Goondiwindi and 115km north of Moree on the Newell Highway. With a population of approximately 650 people, 58% of residents identify as Indigenous being part of the Kamilaroi tribe of the Plains. The name Boggabilla is derived from the Gamilaraay language and literally means "full of creeks". The rich, fertile soil is ideally suited to agriculture with cotton, broadacre crops, sheep and beef cattle being the primary industries. Many locals find employment through agriculture in the area whilst other residents commute to Goondiwindi for work.
When you travel to Boggabilla, a must-see is the Euraba Artists & Papermakers Gallery, situated in the town. Indigenous artists specialise in handmade paper art created from 100% cotton off-cuts from the local clothing industry. From these off-cuts, the artists produce cotton rag pulp for their unique, handmade paper. Euraba means "place of healing" in the Gamilaraay language and the Indigenous artists embrace the healing role art can play in the life of their community and for the wider world. Euraba Artists produce a beautiful range of giftware including handmade paper, stationary sets, artist packs and miniature artworks. The enterprise is entirely owned and operated by the Indigenous people of Boggabilla and nearby Toomelah.