Bowenville, Queensland

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Bowenville
Queensland
Bowenville.jpg
Bowenville looking southwards, May 2010.
Bowenville is located in Queensland
Bowenville
Bowenville
Coordinates 27°18′16″S 151°21′30″E / 27.30444°S 151.35833°E / -27.30444; 151.35833Coordinates: 27°18′16″S 151°21′30″E / 27.30444°S 151.35833°E / -27.30444; 151.35833
Population 362 (2011 census)[1]
Established 1890 (approx.)
Postcode(s) 4404
Location
LGA(s) Toowoomba Regional Council
State electorate(s) Condamine
Federal Division(s) Maranoa

Bowenville is a town and locality in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] The town's economy rested on the rail industry and with the winding down of the railways the population declined. At the 2011 census, Bowenville had a population of 362.[1]

Geography[edit]

Just north of the Warrego Highway east of Dalby, Bowenville has the basic requirements for the traveller, including fuel, a post office, barbecues, a hotel and public telephone. It is a short drive from two major tourist attractions in the region, the historic Jondaryan Woolshed and the Acland Coal Mine.

History[edit]

Bowenville Post Office opened by June 1908 (a receiving office had been open from 1878).[4]

Facilities[edit]

Library services in Bowenville are provided by the Toowoomba Regional Council's mobile library service. The van visits Bowenville State School on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.[5]

The Bowenville Reserve (Wainu), situated along the Oakey Creek, provides a free camping area with access to non-potable water and toilet facilities. There are also picnic areas, bins, shelters, tables, and a playground. Shore fishing, small water craft, and electric motors are permitted.[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bowenville (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 July 2013.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Bowenville - town (entry 4117)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "Bowenville - locality (entry 47895)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 June 2017. 
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Mobile library". Toowoomba Regional Council. Archived from the original on 24 October 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "Bowenville - Reserve (Wainu)". Toowoomba Regional Council. Retrieved 18 June 2015. [permanent dead link]

External links[edit]

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