Tarampa, Queensland

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Somerset RegionQueensland
Tarampa Hotel.jpg
Tarampa Hotel, 2014
Tarampa is located in Queensland
Coordinates 27°29′11″S 152°32′50″E / 27.48639°S 152.54722°E / -27.48639; 152.54722Coordinates: 27°29′11″S 152°32′50″E / 27.48639°S 152.54722°E / -27.48639; 152.54722
Population 325 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4311
LGA(s) Somerset Region
State electorate(s) Lockyer
Federal Division(s) Blair
Suburbs around Tarampa:
Mount Tarampa Rifle Range Clarendon
Brightview Tarampa Lowood
Glamorgan Vale
Brightview Coolana Lark Hill

Tarampa is a rural suburb of Somerset Region, Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 Australian Census Tarampa recorded a population of 325.[1]

During World War II a military airfield was located at nearby Mount Tarampa called Lowood. The United States Army Air Forces based its 80th Fighter Squadron (8th Fighter Group) there between 28 March – 10 May 1942), flying P-39 Airacobras. The airfield no longer exists but a small memorial marks its previous location.[2][3]

The Lowood circuit built at the former airfield site was the venue for the 1960 Australian Grand Prix.[4] The facility has since been closed and the land redeveloped. The end of the 35 runway and taxiway can still be seen in aerial imagery at 27°27′19″S 152°28′56″E / 27.45528°S 152.48222°E / -27.45528; 152.48222

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  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Tarampa (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 August 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Oz at war - Amateur historian site -Retrieved 2 November 2006.
  3. ^ United States Air Force Historical Research Agency document 00057414
  4. ^ Australian Grand Prix - The 50-race history, 1986, pages 256 to 266

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.