Tamrookum, Queensland

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Fields in Tamrookum.jpg
Fields, 2016
Tamrookum is located in Queensland
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]
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]


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.


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:


  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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