Goombungee, Queensland

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Goombungee
Queensland
Kingsthorpe Haden Road Goombungee.jpg
Kingsthorpe Haden Road, 2014
Goombungee is located in Queensland
Goombungee
Goombungee
Coordinates 27°19′S 151°42′E / 27.317°S 151.700°E / -27.317; 151.700Coordinates: 27°19′S 151°42′E / 27.317°S 151.700°E / -27.317; 151.700
Population 717 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 4354
Location 38 km (24 mi) NNW of Toowoomba
LGA(s) Toowoomba Region
County Aubigny
Parish Goombungee
State electorate(s) Nanango
Federal Division(s) Groom

Goombungee is a small town 35 kms[2] north-west of Toowoomba in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia. At the 2006 census, Goombungee had a population of 717.[1]

The town boasts a unique ironman at the southern entrance to the town which is reminiscent of the Rural Ironman and Ironwoman competition which was once held annually on Australia Day.[3] There is also an historic museum, an art gallery, a primary school and a police station.

History[edit]

Goombungee Co-op Dairy Company, circa 1905

The first meeting of the former local government area of Shire of Rosalie was held on February 17, 1879.[4] The town is now part of the Toowoomba Region local government area. Goombungee Post Office opened by 1895 (a receiving office had been open from 1878, first known as Gomoran).[5]

In 2003, the town was connected to a mains water supply.[6]

Heritage listings[edit]

Goombungee War Memorial

Goombungee has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Facilities[edit]

Goombungee police station, 2014

The Goombungee Library is operated by the Toowoomba Regional Council. The library is located at 89 Mocatta Street and is open three days a week (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday).[9]

Awards[edit]

Goombungee has won four Queensland Tidy Towns awards, in 1975/76, 1976/77, 1980/81 and 1981/82.[10]

Events[edit]

Each November, Goombungee hosts a Jacaranda Day festival in the main street, celebrating the history of the town and the blooming jacarandas and silky oaks. The annual Goombungee-Haden Show is held each autumn at the picturesque showgrounds in the town. The Goombungee Rodeo is also held there on the first Saturday in November.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Goombungee (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Goombungee". Retrieved 7 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Goombungee". queenslandholidays.com.au. Tourism Queensland. Retrieved 27 September 2010. 
  4. ^ Jenny Swan and Jess Daly. "Goombungee goes period for 125th anniversary". ABC Southern Queensland (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 27 September 2010. 
  5. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Minister turns on taps for Rosalie Shire residents". ABC News Online (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). 14 November 2003. Retrieved 27 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "Goombungee War Memorial (entry 15601)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-15. 
  8. ^ "The Week at a Glance.". The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939) (Brisbane, Qld.: National Library of Australia). 18 December 1920. p. 25. Retrieved 7 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "Toowoomba Regional Council". Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  10. ^ http://www.kabq.org.au/programs/tidytowns/winners_gallery

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