Cooyar, Queensland

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Cooyar
Queensland
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Royal Mail Hotel in Cooyar, ca. 1928. A butcher's shop is next door.
Cooyar is located in Queensland
Cooyar
Cooyar
Coordinates 26°59′S 151°50′E / 26.983°S 151.833°E / -26.983; 151.833Coordinates: 26°59′S 151°50′E / 26.983°S 151.833°E / -26.983; 151.833
Population 281 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4402
Location
LGA(s) Toowoomba Region
County Cavendish
Parish Cooyar
State electorate(s) Nanango
Federal Division(s) Maranoa

Cooyar is a town in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia. The town is on the New England Highway and in the Toowoomba local government area, 204 kilometres (127 mi) north west of the state capital, Brisbane. At the 2011 census, Cooyar and the surrounding area had a population of 281.[1]

History[edit]

Cooyar Post Office opened by March 1907 (a receiving office had been open from 1904).[2]

Attractions[edit]

There are many interesting sites at Cooyar. They include: the Swinging Bridge,[3] a memorial park with playground,[4] a family-friendly pub, an ANZAC Memorial,[5] once a week a man with a stall selling fruit and vegetables, a showground which holds events like endurance riding and an annual show (with a brilliant rodeo at night),[6] a hall which is used regularly by the locals, the local shop which sells hot and cold food, assorted groceries, car related goods, reading material and a post office with a letterbox.[7]

Library services in Cooyar are provided by the Toowoomba Regional Council's mobile library service. The van visits Cooyar State School and Cooyar Park (McDougal Street) on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.[8]

Heritage listings[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Cooyar (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Cooyar - Swinging Bridge Park". Toowoomba Regional Council. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Cooyar - Memorial Park". Toowoomba Regional Council. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Cooyar - Anzac Place". Toowoomba Regional Council. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Cooyar Show". Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Cooyar CPA". Australia Post. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Mobile library". Toowoomba Regional Council. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "Cooyar War Memorial (entry 600825)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Muntapa Tunnel (entry 602594)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 

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