The Gums, Queensland

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The Gums
Queensland
The Gums is located in Queensland
The Gums
The Gums
Coordinates 27°21′S 150°11′E / 27.350°S 150.183°E / -27.350; 150.183Coordinates: 27°21′S 150°11′E / 27.350°S 150.183°E / -27.350; 150.183
Population 169 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4406
Location
LGA(s) Western Downs Region
State electorate(s) Warrego
Federal Division(s) Maranoa
Localities around The Gums:
Barramornie Condamine Wieambilla
Hannaford The Gums Tara
Hannaford Moonie Moonie

The Gums is a town and locality in the western Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia. At the 2006 census, The Gums and the surrounding area had a population of 169.[1]

Geography[edit]

The town is at the junction of the Leichhardt Highway and the Surat Developmental Road,[2] in the Western Downs Region local government area, 329 kilometres (204 mi) west of the state capital, Brisbane.

History[edit]

The name of the town was derived from the nearby railway station, on the line from Dalby to Glenmorgan,[3] used from 1924.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "The Gums (Tara Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-11-04. 
  2. ^ "The Gums". australianexplorer.com. Retrieved 15 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Location Profiles - Darling Downs-West Moreton Health Service District - GLENMORGAN". Queensland Government. 23 February 2010. Retrieved 17 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "The Gums". Place Name Search. The State of Queensland (Department of Natural Resources and Water). Retrieved 2008-11-04.