Kaimkillenbun, Queensland

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Kaimkillenbun
Queensland
Kaimkillenbun is located in Queensland
Kaimkillenbun
Kaimkillenbun
Coordinates 27°04′S 151°26′E / 27.067°S 151.433°E / -27.067; 151.433Coordinates: 27°04′S 151°26′E / 27.067°S 151.433°E / -27.067; 151.433
Population 566 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4406
Location
LGA(s) Western Downs Region
State electorate(s) Condamine
Federal Division(s) Maranoa

Kaimkillenbun is an Australian town 24 kilometres (15 mi) from Dalby, on the way to the Bunya Mountains. It is in the local government area of the Western Downs Region. At the 2011 census, Kaimkillenbun and the surrounding area had a population of 566.[1]

It is recognised as the Queensland town with the longest single name, but is affectionately known by locals as "The Bun".[2]

Kaimkillenbun was the setting for the Nicole Kidman movie Chase Through the Night[3] and it was also the birthplace of Olympic basketballer John Dorge.

Facilities in the town include the historic Bun Pub, a primary school and a number of sporting clubs and organisations.

History[edit]

Kaimkillenbun Post Office opened by June 1909 (a receiving office had been open from 1908).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Kaimkillenbun (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kaimkillenbun". AustralianExplorer.com. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Chase Through The Night (1983)". Nicole Kidman (fans) United. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.