The Gums, Queensland

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The Gums
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
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]


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.


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


  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". 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.