Glenmorgan, Queensland

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Glenmorgan
Queensland
Glenmorgan QLD - church.JPG
The church at Glenmorgan
Glenmorgan is located in Queensland
Glenmorgan
Glenmorgan
Coordinates27°15′54″S 149°40′04″E / 27.26500°S 149.66778°E / -27.26500; 149.66778Coordinates: 27°15′54″S 149°40′04″E / 27.26500°S 149.66778°E / -27.26500; 149.66778
Population86 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s)4423
Elevation288 m (945 ft)
Location
LGA(s)
State electorate(s)Warrego
Federal Division(s)Maranoa
Localities around Glenmorgan:
Warkon Yullabilla Yullabilla
Noorindoo Glenmorgan Meandarra
Parknook Teelba Coomrith

Glenmorgan is a town in the Western Downs Region and a locality split between the Western Downs Region and the Maranoa Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3][4] At the 2006 census, Glenmorgan and the surrounding area had a population of 86.[1]

Geography[edit]

The village is located on Surat Developmental Road, 385 kilometres (239 mi) west of the state capital, Brisbane.

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.[5]

Glenmorgan Post Office opened on 1 November 1933 and closed by 1994.[6]

The Glenmorgan region has hot summers and warm winters. There is a church, a museum in the old railway station, store and public school in the village. Glenmorgan holds an annual rodeo, fun and sports day.

Heritage listings[edit]

Local attractions include the heritage-listed Myall Park Botanic Garden[7] which has one of Queensland's oldest collections of semi-arid plants and it was here that Grevillea 'Robyn Gordon' was originally propagated.

Attractions[edit]

Montys Garage is a 1940s style garage which has a large collection of restored vintage cars and trucks housed in a museum.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Glenmorgan (Tara Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  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. ^ About Australia: Glenmorgan Retrieved 2010-11-11
  6. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Myall Park Botanic Garden (entry 602805)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013.

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