Goovigen

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Goovigen
Queensland
Goovigen is located in Queensland
Goovigen
Goovigen
Coordinates 24°09′0″S 150°17′0″E / 24.15000°S 150.28333°E / -24.15000; 150.28333Coordinates: 24°09′0″S 150°17′0″E / 24.15000°S 150.28333°E / -24.15000; 150.28333
Population 287 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4702
Location
LGA(s) Banana Shire Council
State electorate(s) Callide
Federal Division(s) Flynn

Goovigen is a town in central Queensland, Australia. It is in the Banana Shire local government area, 660 kilometres (410 mi) north west of the state capital, Brisbane. At the 2006 census, Goovigen and the surrounding area had a population of 287.[1]

History[edit]

Goovigen was originally established as a supply depot for the railways and was named for the local Aboriginal word for box tree, a species of Eucalyptus.

Goovigen Post Office opened on 1 July 1927 (a receiving office had been open from 1925).[2]

Economy[edit]

The town now supports the surrounding agricultural district mainly producing cotton, cattle and grain.[3]

Amenities[edit]

Banana Shire Council operate a fortnightly mobile library service to Goovigen and the school.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Goovigen (Banana Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-09-22. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Our town Goovigen" (PDF). Banana Shire Council. 2005. Retrieved 2007-09-23. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Library: Branches & Opening hours". Banana Shire Council. Retrieved 8 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "Banana Shire Mobile Library Timetable" (PDF). Banana Shire Council. Retrieved 8 May 2017. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Goovigen at Wikimedia Commons