Bedourie, Queensland

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Bedourie
Queensland
Kidman's Tree of Knowledge (2005).jpg
Kidman's Tree of Knowledge on Glengyle Station, 2005
Bedourie is located in Queensland
Bedourie
Bedourie
Coordinates 24°21′0″S 139°28′0″E / 24.35000°S 139.46667°E / -24.35000; 139.46667Coordinates: 24°21′0″S 139°28′0″E / 24.35000°S 139.46667°E / -24.35000; 139.46667
Population 283 (2011 census (including Birdsville))[1]
Postcode(s) 4829
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Diamantina
State electorate(s) Mount Isa
Federal Division(s) Maranoa
Localities around Bedourie:
Northern Territory Sturt
Amaroo
Wills
Northern Territory Bedourie Diamantina Lakes
Northern Territory Birdsville Farrars Creek, Farrars Creek

Bedourie is a small town and locality in the Shire of Diamantina, Queensland, Australia.[2][3]

Geography[edit]

Bedourier is located in the Channel Country of Central West Queensland, Australia, lying on Eyre Creek. It is located 1,600 kilometres (990 mi) west of the state capital, Brisbane, and 200 kilometres (120 mi) north of Birdsville.

Bedourie is the administrative centre of the Diamantina Shire, which also comprises the towns of Birdsville and Betoota.[4]

When the Georgina River experiences severe floods the town can be cut off by road for months at a time.[5]

History[edit]

Bedourie Post Office opened around July 1903 (receiving offices known as Bidouri, Bedouri and Bedourie had been open since 1887).[6]

The Dianmantina Shire Council moved its headquarters from Birdsville to Bedourie in 1953.

At the 2006 census, Bedourie and the surrounding area had a population of 142.[7] Twenty years earlier the town had 60 residents.[5]

Heritage listings[edit]

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

Amenities[edit]

Bedourie has an aquatic centre, library, museum, outback golf course, visitor information centre and a hotel built from adobe bricks in the 1880s and a racetrack.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bedourie (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Bedourie - town (entry 2032)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 10 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Bedourie - locality (entry 41498)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 10 September 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Bedourie". Diamantina Shire Council. Archived from the original on 13 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-16. 
  5. ^ a b Julia Harris (19 March 2009). "A Morning in Bedourie". ABC Western Queensland. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2009-09-16. 
  6. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  7. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Bedourie (Diamantina Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  8. ^ "Kidman's Tree of Knowledge (entry 600462)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Bedourie, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons