Condamine, Queensland

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Condamine
Queensland
Condamine street.jpg
The Leichhardt Highway, passing through Condamine
Condamine is located in Queensland
Condamine
Condamine
Coordinates 26°56′S 150°08′E / 26.933°S 150.133°E / -26.933; 150.133Coordinates: 26°56′S 150°08′E / 26.933°S 150.133°E / -26.933; 150.133
Population 373 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 4416
LGA(s) Western Downs Region

Condamine is a small town in Queensland, Australia, located 34 kilometres (21 mi) from Miles. At the 2006 census, Condamine had a population of 373.[1]

Condamine sign

Condamine is claimed to be the location of the invention of the 'Condamine Bell', a small bell made from sheet metal used to locate herds of cattle.[2]

Condamine is serviced by a small hotel and a roadhouse. The roadhouse is an old style classic truckers roadhouse.

The Roma to Brisbane gas pipeline passes to the south of Condamine. There are two gas compression facilities to the east of Condamine. This location is the intersection of the Roma to Brisbane pipeline, the Peat/Scotia Lateral and the Braemar Line Pack Pipeline.[3][4]

The Condamine River passes to the west of the town. On 30 December 2010, flooding forced evacuation of the town, with the level of the river expected to exceed 15 metres (49 ft).[5] The town was evacuated twice in 10 days during January 2011 as the rains continued and caused flash floods. The first flood peaked at 13.2 metres (43 ft).[6]

History[edit]

Tieryboo Post Office opened on 21 May 1856. It was renamed Condamine in July of that year.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Condamine (Murilla Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Condamine, Queensland". AboutAustralia.com.au. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Peat Lateral - Connecting coal seam gas to Queensland". Lucas Group. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Australian pipeline industry delivers on Braemar Pipeline". The Australian Pipeliner. Great Southern Press. April 2006. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  5. ^ Calligeros, Marissa and Cameron Atfield (30 December 2010). "Second Queensland town evacuated due to floodwater". The Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax). Retrieved 30 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "Flood-weary residents abandon homes again". ABC News (ABC (Australia)). 11 January 2011. Retrieved 12 January 2011. 
  7. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.