Kumbia, Queensland

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Kumbia
Queensland
KumbiaPioneerTribute.JPG
Kumbia Pioneer tribute beside the Memorial School of Arts hall
Kumbia is located in Queensland
Kumbia
Kumbia
Coordinates 26°42′S 151°40′E / 26.700°S 151.667°E / -26.700; 151.667Coordinates: 26°42′S 151°40′E / 26.700°S 151.667°E / -26.700; 151.667
Population 352 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4610
Location
LGA(s) South Burnett Region
State electorate(s) Nanango
Federal Division(s) Maranoa
Localities around Kumbia:
Mannuem Benair Haly Creek
Mannuem Kumbia Haly Creek
Boyneside Alice Creek Alice Creek

Kumbia is a small town and locality in the South Burnett Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] The town is located on the Bunya Highway, 231 kilometres (144 mi) north west of the state capital, Brisbane. At the 2011 census, Kumbia had a population of 352 people.[1]

History[edit]

Kumbia Post Office opened on 19 July 1915 (a receiving office had been open from 1913).[4]

The Kumbia State School opened on 2 February 1914 and celebrated its 100-year anniversary in 2014.[5][6]

As a memorial for World War I, a memorial school of arts hall was established in 1922.[7]

Kumbia Memorial School of Arts, 2008

Services and facilities[edit]

Kumbia has many small street-front shops including a Fuel Station with post office, store and caravan park, a mechanic, a general store, a butcher's shop and a pub.

Vodafone will serve the town and surrounding area with mobile phone service as part of the National Blackspot Program from Q3 2016.[8]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Kumbia (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 July 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Kumbia - town (entry 18596)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Kumbia - locality (entry 46235)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Kumbia SS". Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Schools opening dates". Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  7. ^ Kumbia and District Memorial School of Arts, retrieved 3 April 2014
  8. ^ "Vodafone announces Mobile Black Spot rollout schedule" (PDF). Vodaphone. 5 April 2016. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  9. ^ "The Hon Warren Truss MP, Member for Wide Bay (Qld)". Parliament of Australia. Archived from the original on 30 August 2007. Retrieved 8 November 2007.