The Leichhardt Highway, passing through Condamine
|Population||426 (2011 census)|
|LGA(s)||Western Downs Region|
Condamine is a town in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia. The town is 333 kilometres (207 mi) north west of the state capital Brisbane and 34 kilometres (21 mi) south from the town of Miles, in the Western Downs Region local government area. At the 2011 census, Condamine had a population of 426.
Condamine is claimed to be the location of the invention of the 'Condamine Bell', a small bell made from sheet metal used to locate herds of cattle.
Condamine is serviced by a small hotel and a roadhouse. The roadhouse is an old style classic truckers roadhouse.
The Roma to Brisbane gas pipeline passes to the south of Condamine. There are two gas compression facilities to the east of Condamine. This location is the intersection of the Roma to Brisbane pipeline, the Peat/Scotia Lateral and the Braemar Line Pack Pipeline.
The Condamine River passes to the west of the town. On 30 December 2010, flooding forced evacuation of the town, with the level of the river expected to exceed 15 metres (49 ft). The town was evacuated twice in 10 days during January 2011 as the rains continued and caused flash floods. The first flood peaked at 13.2 metres (43 ft).
Tieryboo Post Office opened on 21 May 1856. It was renamed Condamine in July of that year.
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- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
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