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Somerset RegionQueensland
Tarampa Hotel.jpg
Tarampa Hotel, 2014
Tarampa is located in Queensland
Coordinates27°29′52″S 152°33′10″E / 27.49778°S 152.55278°E / -27.49778; 152.55278Coordinates: 27°29′52″S 152°33′10″E / 27.49778°S 152.55278°E / -27.49778; 152.55278
Population325 (2011 census)[1]
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

Heritage listings[edit]

Tarampa has heritage-listed sites, including:

See also[edit]


  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
  5. ^ "Tarampa State School (entry 602849)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 11 February 2018.


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

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