Tamrookum, Queensland

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Tamrookum
Queensland
Fields in Tamrookum.jpg
Fields, 2016
Tamrookum is located in Queensland
Tamrookum
Tamrookum
Coordinates28°07′21″S 152°55′02″E / 28.1225°S 152.9171°E / -28.1225; 152.9171Coordinates: 28°07′21″S 152°55′02″E / 28.1225°S 152.9171°E / -28.1225; 152.9171
Population266 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s)4285
LGA(s)Scenic Rim Region
State electorate(s)Scenic Rim
Federal Division(s)Wright
Suburbs around Tamrookum:
Laravale Laravale Laravale
Knapp Creek Tamrookum Tabooba
Tamrookun Creek Innisplain Innisplain

Tamrookum is a small rural locality in the Scenic Rim Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2011 census, Tamrookum and surrounds had a population of 266 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

The Mount Lindesay Highway traverses Tamrookum from north to south and forms part of the north west boundary. The eastern boundary is marked by the Logan River. A series of small, vegetated hills in the west rises to elevations of up to 140 m. In the east adjacent to the river the predominate land use is agriculture.

History[edit]

Tamrookum Lagoon, 1903

The name Tamrookum is believed to be a corruption of the Aboriginal words dhan/buragun meaning place of boomerangs.[2]

Heritage listings[edit]

All Saints Anglican Church, 2005

Tamrookum has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Tamrookum (Gazetted locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Tamrookum (entry 45193)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  3. ^ "All Saints Memorial Church (entry 600030)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 12 July 2013.

External links[edit]

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