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Noccundra Hotel, July 2010
Noccundra is located in Queensland
Coordinates 27°49′3″S 142°35′20″E / 27.81750°S 142.58889°E / -27.81750; 142.58889Coordinates: 27°49′3″S 142°35′20″E / 27.81750°S 142.58889°E / -27.81750; 142.58889
Population 4 (2006 census)[1]
Established 1882
Postcode(s) 4492
LGA(s) Shire of Bulloo
State electorate(s) Warrego
Federal Division(s) Maranoa
Localities around Noccundra:
Durham Eromanga Eromanga
Cameron Corner Noccundra Bullawarra
Cameron Corner Bulloo Downs Bulloo Downs

Noccundra is a township within the locality of Nockatunga in the Shire of Bulloo in South West Queensland, Australia.[2][3]


The town is on the banks of the Wilson River 145 kilometres from and 160 kilometres west of Thargomindah[4][5] and contained within the pastoral holding of Nockatunga Station.[6]


The town was established in 1882 with the construction of the Noccundra Hotel which is also known as the Noccundra Pub.[1][4] The hotel is constructed of sandstone mined from Mount Poole, New South Wales and brought to Noccundra by camel train.[2]

Noccundra was spelt Nocundra earlier and its post office under that name opened on 11 October 1890 (a receiving office had been open from 1889) and closed in 1933.[7]

Heritage listings[edit]

Noccundra has the following heritage listings:

Present day[edit]

The hotel is Noccundra's only occupied building, housing a permanent population of two.[1] The stone hotel building is heritage listed and is an important building for its long connection with the community of the surrounding area as a venue for many social events, including the Noccundra Rodeo and Bi-annual Ball. An airstrip is behind the hotel.[5][4]

Andrew Hume's ill fated expedition, to rescue long term survivors of Leichhardt's 1848 expedition, perished of thirst to the west of Noccundra.[1][8] Today a memorial to Hume is on the western side of the hotel.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d Noccundra, Outback Queensland Tourism Authority (accessed 7 July 2006)
  2. ^ a b "Noccundra - town (entry 24422)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Nockatunga - locality (entry 42947)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d Noccundra, Bulloo Shire (accessed 7 July 2006)
  5. ^ a b c "Noccundra Hotel (entry 600361)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Noccundra Hotel lease up for sale". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2006-06-20. Retrieved 2006-07-07. 
  7. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  8. ^ Wright, John, The Cork VC, Emigrant Online: News for the Global Irish Community

External links[edit]

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