Kabra, Queensland

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Kabra
Queensland
Kabra is located in Queensland
Kabra
Kabra
Coordinates 23°30′20″S 150°24′02″E / 23.50556°S 150.40056°E / -23.50556; 150.40056Coordinates: 23°30′20″S 150°24′02″E / 23.50556°S 150.40056°E / -23.50556; 150.40056
Population 472 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4702
Location
LGA(s) Rockhampton Region
State electorate(s) Mirani
Federal Division(s) Flynn
Suburbs around Kabra:
Stanwell Nine Mile Gracemere
Stanwell Kabra Gracemere
Stanwell Bouldercombe Bouldercombe

Kabra is a town and rural locality in the Rockhampton Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2011 census, Kabra had a population of 472 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Kabra is located on the Capricorn Highway. Middle Creek passes through the town and Gracemere Creek passes through the rural part of the locality. The Kabra railway station in on the Central Western railway line from Rockhampton to Winton.

History[edit]

A post office was opened on 7 September 1887; it closed on 31 October 1977.[4]

Land was reserved for a school in Kabra in July 1902[5] and the Kabra Provisional School opened on 29 October 1902. On 1 January 1909 it was upgraded to a State school. Due to falling enrolment numbers, the school closed on 23 February 1941; the last teacher was Harry Adolph Barke.[6][7]

On 29 September 1917, an honour board was unveiled at the Kabra railway station, listing men from the district who served in World War I. It was 5 feet (1.5 m) high and 4 feet (1.2 m) wide and made of polished silky oak.[8] When the railway station closed[when?], the honour board was relocated to the Kabra Hotel where it is now displayed in the dining room.[9]

Attractions[edit]

Kabra is a major waypoint on the National Bicentennial Trail.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Kabra (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 May 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Kabra - town in the Rockhampton Region (entry 17527)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Kabra - locality in the Rockhampton Region (entry 48688)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  5. ^ "NEW RESERVES". The Queenslander. National Library of Australia. 26 July 1902. p. 223 Supplement: unknown. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  6. ^ "FAREWELL PARTIES". The Morning Bulletin. Rockhampton, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 4 March 1941. p. 8. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Agency ID9069, Kabra State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  8. ^ "LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS". The Capricornian. Rockhampton, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 29 September 1917. p. 7. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  9. ^ "Kabra 1914 - 1919 Honour Board". Queensland War Memorial Register. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  10. ^ "Section Three – Collinsville to Kabra". The Bicentennial National Trail. The Bicentennial National Trail Ltd. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  11. ^ "Section Four – Kabra to Biggenden". The Bicentennial National Trail. The Bicentennial National Trail Ltd. Retrieved 29 May 2014.

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