Guluguba, Queensland

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Guluguba
Queensland
Cafe at Guluguba on the Leichhardt Highway, Queensland.JPG
Cafe at Guluguba on the Leichhardt Highway, 2014
Postcode(s) 4418
Location
LGA(s) Western Downs Region
State electorate(s) Callide
Federal Division(s) Maranoa
Suburbs around Guluguba:
Wandoan Wandoan Roche Creek
Woleebee Guluguba Pelham
Woleebee Gurulmundi Pelham

Guluguba is both a town and a locality in the Western Downs Region in Queensland, Australia.[1][2] In the 2011 census, Guluguba was counted together with neighbouring Wandoan and had a combined population of 655.[3]

History[edit]

The name Guluguba is thought to be an Aboriginal word meaning squatter pigeon.[1][2]

Guluguba Post Office opened by 1916 (a receiving office had been open from 1915).[4]

The Guluguba State School opened on 1 February 1917.[5]

Geography[edit]

Guluguba is located on the Leichhardt Highway, north of Miles and south of Wandoan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Guluguba (town) (entry 14951)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Guluguba (locality) (entry 47706)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Wandoan (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 April 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Bahnisch, Lyn; Stiller, Doris; Guluguba State School. Anniversary Committee (1992), Schools beside the track : 1917-1992 : celebrating the 75th anniversary of Guluguba State School : a history of Guluguba, Gurulmundi, Giligulgul and Downfall Creek Schools, Guluguba State School Anniversary Committee, ISBN 978-0-646-11955-7 

Coordinates: AU-QLD 26°16′22″S 150°04′57″E / 26.27278°S 150.08250°E / -26.27278; 150.08250