The Gums, Queensland

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The Gums
Queensland
The Gums is located in Queensland
The Gums
The Gums
Coordinates 27°20′25″S 150°12′18″E / 27.3402°S 150.205°E / -27.3402; 150.205Coordinates: 27°20′25″S 150°12′18″E / 27.3402°S 150.205°E / -27.3402; 150.205
Population 169 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 0.1380/km2 (0.3573/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4406
Area 1,225.0 km2 (473.0 sq mi)
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 Downs Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] At the 2006 census, The Gums and the surrounding area had a population of 169.[1]

Geography[edit]

The Gums State School, 2016

The town is at the junction of the Leichhardt Highway and the Surat Developmental Road[4] on the Darling Downs, 329 kilometres (204 mi) west of the state capital, Brisbane.

History[edit]

The Gums Cemetery, 2016

The name of the town was derived from the nearby railway station, on the Western railway line from Dalby to Glenmorgan,[5] used from 1924.[2]

The Gums State School opened on 27 January 1913.[6]

Education[edit]

The Gums State School is a government co-educational primary (P-6) school at 12051 Coomrith Road. In 2016, the school had an enrolment of 27 students with 4 teachers (3 full-time equivalent) with 5 non-teaching staff (2 full-time equivalent).[7]

Facilities[edit]

Headstone for Alexander Davison, first headmaster of The Gums State School, 2016

The Gums has a small cemetery. One of the headstones is for the first headmaster of The Gums State School, Alexander Davison who died on 7 November 1916.

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. ^ a b "The Gums - town (entry 33961)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 23 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "The Gums - locality (entry 47751)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 23 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "The Gums". australianexplorer.com. Retrieved 15 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "Location Profiles - Darling Downs-West Moreton Health Service District - GLENMORGAN". Queensland Government. 23 February 2010. Retrieved 17 October 2010. 
  6. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0 
  7. ^ "Annual Report 2016" (PDF). The Gums State School. Archived (PDF) from the original on 19 September 2017. Retrieved 19 September 2017. 

External links[edit]

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