Somme, Queensland

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Somme
Queensland
Landscape 2, Somme, Queensland, 2015.JPG
Somme, 2015
Postcode(s)4382
LGA(s)Southern Downs Region
State electorate(s)Southern Downs
Federal Division(s)Maranoa
Suburbs around Somme:
Nundubbermere Nundubbermere Glen Alpin
Nundubbermere Somme Fletcher
Ballandean Ballandean Ballandean

Somme is a rural locality in the Southern Downs Region, Queensland, Australia.[1]

Geography[edit]

Somme is bounded by the Severn River to the east and south and the land to the south and east is mostly used for farming and residential purposes. The land in the north-western part of Somme is mostly undeveloped.[2]

History[edit]

Somme was named after the Battle of the Somme in northern France. It was one of the largest battles for the Australian Imperial Forces in World War I.[1] It is one of a number of localities in the Southern Downs Regions named after World War I battles.

Education[edit]

There are no schools in Somme. The nearest primary school is in neighbouring Ballandean and the nearest secondary school is in Stanthorpe.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Somme (entry 45976)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Queensland State and Non-State Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 8 June 2015.

External links[edit]

Media related to Somme, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons