Glenmorgan, Queensland

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Glenmorgan
Queensland
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Glenmorgan Community Church
Glenmorgan is located in Queensland
Glenmorgan
Glenmorgan
Coordinates27°14′56″S 149°40′38″E / 27.2488°S 149.6772°E / -27.2488; 149.6772 (Glenmorgan (town centre))
Population148 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density0.1075/km2 (0.2785/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4423
Elevation288 m (945 ft)
Area1,376.5 km2 (531.5 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
  • 65.1 km (40 mi) E of Surat
  • 83.5 km (52 mi) W of Tara
  • 145 km (90 mi) SE of Roma
  • 174 km (108 mi) W of Dalby
  • 385 km (239 mi) W of Brisbane
LGA(s)
State electorate(s)Warrego
Federal division(s)Maranoa
Localities around Glenmorgan:
Warkon Yulabilla Yulabilla
Noorindoo Glenmorgan Meandarra
Parknook Teelba Coomrith

Glenmorgan is a rural town in the Western Downs Region and a locality split between the Western Downs Region and the Maranoa Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3][4] In the 2016 census the locality of Glenmorgan had a population of 148 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

The Town is located on Surat Developmental Road (known as Sybil Street within the town), 385 kilometres (239 mi) west of the state capital, Brisbane.

Erringibba National Park is a 877-hectare (2,170-acre) protected area in the east of the locality (27°17′19″S 149°42′19″E / 27.2886°S 149.7053°E / -27.2886; 149.7053 (Erringibba National Park)).[5][6]

Apart from the national park, the predominant land use is grazing on native vegetation, along with some crop growing.[6]

Climate[edit]

The Glenmorgan region has hot summers and warm winters.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The township derived its name from the Glenmorgan railway station used to honour Godfrey Morgan, a member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly (1909–1938), grazier, journalist, and Secretary for Railways 1929-32.[2] The local street names, have been named after members of Godfrey Morgan's family.[7] The area was formerly known as either Cobblegum Creek or Cobblegun Creek.[8][9]

The Glenmorgan railway station on the Glenmorgan railway line opened on 12 December 1931.[10]

Glenmorgan State School opened on 11 July 1933.[11]

Glenmorgan Post Office opened on 1 November 1933 and closed by 1994.[12]

On 15 October 1955 St Andrew's Presbyterian Church was opened and dedicated by Reverend Robert Bruce McIntyre, the Moderator of Presbytery of Toowoomba. It subsequently became Glenmorgan Community Church and is used for services of a number of denominations.[13]

At the 2006 census, Glenmorgan and the surrounding area had a population of 86.[14]

In 2008 the town won the Queensland Bush Spirit Award.[15]

In the 2016 census, Glenmorgan had a population of 148 people.[1]

Heritage listings[edit]

Local attractions include the heritage-listed Myall Park Botanic Garden[16] which has one of Queensland's oldest collections of semi-arid plants and it was here that Grevillea 'Robyn Gordon' was originally propagated.

Education[edit]

Glenmorgan State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Clive Street (27°14′51″S 149°40′32″E / 27.2474°S 149.6755°E / -27.2474; 149.6755 (Glenmorgan State School)).[17][18] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 11 students with 2 teachers (1 full-time equivalent) and 5 non-teaching staff (2 full-time equivalent).[19]

There are no secondary schools in Glenmorgan. The nearest secondary schools are Surat State School (to Year 10 only) in Surat to the west and Tara Shire State College (to Year 12) in Tara to the east, but both are quite distant and distance education or boarding school are other options.[6]

Economy[edit]

There are a number of homesteads in the locality, including:[20]

Facilities[edit]

Glenmorgan Post Office is at 16 Clive Street (27°14′52″S 149°40′33″E / 27.2479°S 149.6759°E / -27.2479; 149.6759 (Glenmorgan Post Office)).[21]

Glenmorgan Outpatients Clinic is a health centre in Godfrey Street (27°14′51″S 149°40′39″E / 27.2475°S 149.6774°E / -27.2475; 149.6774 (Glenmorgan Outpatients Clinic)).[22][23]

There is a store in the town.[15]

Amenities[edit]

The Glenmorgan branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association operates rest rooms in the town.[24]

Glenmorgan Community Church is on the north-western corner of Clive Street and Sybil Street (27°14′53″S 149°40′30″E / 27.2480°S 149.6750°E / -27.2480; 149.6750 (Glenmorgan Community Church)).[13] It contains a stained glass window as a memorial to Mabel Killen, the founding President of the Glenmorgan Presbyterian Womens Guild.[25] The Meandarra/Glenmorgan Luthern congregation holds their services in the church.[26]

Glenmorgan Returned Soldiers Memorial Hall is at 18 Godfrey Street (27°14′55″S 149°40′37″E / 27.2485°S 149.6769°E / -27.2485; 149.6769 (Glenmorgan Returned Soldiers Memorial Hall)).[27] The Glenmorgan War Memorial is located in the grounds.[28]

Events[edit]

Glenmorgan holds an annual rodeo, fun and sports day.[citation needed]

Attractions[edit]

The End of The Line museum in the former Glenmorgan railway station, 2010

Monty's Garage and Vintage Car Museum is a 1940s style garage in Sybil Street (27°14′58″S 149°40′40″E / 27.2495°S 149.6779°E / -27.2495; 149.6779 (Monty's Garage & Vintage Car Museum)). It has a large collection of restored vintage cars and trucks.[15]

The "End of The Line" Museum is housed in the former Glenmorgan railway station in Sybil Street (27°14′58″S 149°40′37″E / 27.2494°S 149.6769°E / -27.2494; 149.6769 (Glenmorgan railway station / End of The Line Museum)). It has a collection of railway memorabilia.[15] There is a memorial to Colin and Joyce McKillop, who were original and life members of the Glenmorgan Restoration Committee which established the museum.[29] Free camping is available behind the museum.[30]

The Glenmorgan Showground in Methuen Street (27°14′55″S 149°40′51″E / 27.2485°S 149.6809°E / -27.2485; 149.6809 (Glenmorgan Showgrounds)) hosts campdrafts and other sporting events.[31]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Glenmorgan – town (entry 14008)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Glenmorgan – locality (Western Downs Region) (entry 47701)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Glenmorgan – locality (Maranoa Region) (entry 47425)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Erringibba National Park – national park in the Western Downs Region (entry 39447)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  6. ^ a b c "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  7. ^ About Australia: Glenmorgan Retrieved 2010-11-11
  8. ^ "RELIEF WORK". Sunday Mail. Queensland, Australia. 25 October 1931. p. 2. Retrieved 25 April 2020 – via Trove.
  9. ^ "Cobblegun Creek – watercourse in the Western Downs Region (entry 7564)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  10. ^ "Glenmorgan – railway station in Western Downs Region (entry 14009)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  11. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  12. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Archived from the original on 15 May 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  13. ^ a b "Glenmorgan Community Church". Churches Australia. Retrieved 11 February 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Glenmorgan (Tara Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  15. ^ a b c d "Glenmorgan". Tourism & Events Queensland. Retrieved 11 February 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  16. ^ "Myall Park Botanic Garden (entry 602805)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  17. ^ "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  18. ^ "Glenmorgan State School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  19. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  20. ^ "Homesteads - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 18 November 2020. Archived from the original on 24 November 2020. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  21. ^ "Glenmorgan CPA". Australia Post. Retrieved 11 February 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  22. ^ "Landmark Areas - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 18 November 2020. Archived from the original on 21 November 2020. Retrieved 21 October 2020.
  23. ^ "Community clinics (Primary Health Care Centres)". Queensland Health. Retrieved 11 February 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  24. ^ "Branch locations". Queensland Country Women's Association. Archived from the original on 26 December 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  25. ^ "Mabel Killen". Monument Australia. Retrieved 11 February 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  26. ^ "Meandarra Glenmorgan Lutheran Church Services". South Western Queensland Lutheran Parish. Archived from the original on 25 October 2020. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  27. ^ "Glenmorgan Returned Soldiers Memorial Hall". Monument Australia. Retrieved 11 February 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  28. ^ "Glenmorgan War Memorial". Monument Australia. Retrieved 11 February 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  29. ^ "Colin & Joyce McKillop". Monument Australia. Retrieved 11 February 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  30. ^ "Glenmorgan Camping Area - Glenmorgan - QLD". Camping Australia. Retrieved 11 February 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  31. ^ "Glenmorgan Rodeo & Campdraft Association Inc". Facebook. Retrieved 11 February 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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