Main street of Brooweena, with the post office in the foreground, 2008
|Population||263 (2011 census)|
|LGA(s)||Fraser Coast Region|
|Federal Division(s)||Wide Bay|
The town is located in the Wide Bay–Burnett area and is 266 kilometres (165 mi) north of the state capital, Brisbane. It is on the Maryborough-Biggenden Road. The north-west of the locality includes a large portion of the Wongi National Park and the Wongi State Forest.
The town was established following the arrival of the Mungar Junction to Monto Branch Railway in 1889.
Brooweena Post Office opened on 23 December 1889.
In 1915, the chambers of the newly established Shire of Woocoo were constructed in the town. This small building survives to this day as part of the Early Settlers Museum operated by the Woocoo Historical Society.
In 1922 the residents of the Woocoo Shire erected a war memorial outside St Mary's Church of England on the Maryborough-Biggenden Road at Teebar (now within Boompa). In 1992 the memorial was relocated to the Woocoo Historical Museum in Brooweena due to concerns about vandalism. It is now known as the Brooweena War Memorial.
A timber mill was established in 1924, ensuring the continuing existence of the town.
Brooweena has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Brooweena (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
- "Brooweena (town) (entry 4702)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
- "Brooweena (locality) (entry 46634)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
- "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
- "Agency ID66, Brooweena State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
- "Woocoo Historical Society Inc". Woocoo Historical Society. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
- "Brooweena War Memorial (entry 600969)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
- "Brooweena War Memorial (Digger)". Queensland War Memorial Register. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
- "Brooweena". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. 8 February 2004. Retrieved 30 November 2009.
- Woocoo (Qld.). Council (1962), Official opening of the new council chambers at Brooweena by the Hon. J. C. A. Pizzey on Saturday, 14th April, 1962, Woocoo Shire Council
- "Unofficial lagerphone record set in Brooweena". ABC Wide Bay. Australian Brooadcasting Corporation. 9 June 2009. Retrieved 30 November 2009.
- "War Memorial Bridge (entry 600968)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
- "Brooweena War Memorial (entry 600969)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
- "Queensland State and Non-State Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
- "2012 School Annual Report" (PDF). Brooweena State School. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
- Gould, Gail; Dumbrow, Alice; Brooweena State School Centenary Committee (2004), Brooweena State School centenary, 1904–2004, Brooweena State School Centenary Committee, ISBN 978-0-646-43094-2
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