Thulimbah, Queensland

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Thulimbah
Queensland
BigApple Thulimbah.jpg
The Big Apple
Thulimbah is located in Queensland
Thulimbah
Thulimbah
Coordinates28°33′0″S 151°57′0″E / 28.55000°S 151.95000°E / -28.55000; 151.95000Coordinates: 28°33′0″S 151°57′0″E / 28.55000°S 151.95000°E / -28.55000; 151.95000
Population534 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s)4376
Elevation924 m (3,031 ft)
Location
LGA(s)Southern Downs Region
State electorate(s)Southern Downs
Federal Division(s)Maranoa
Localities around Thulimbah:
Fleurbaix Cottonvale New South Wales
Poziers Thulimbah New South Wales
Poziers The Summit New South Wales

Thulimbah is a town and locality in the Southern Downs Region of Queensland, Australia.[2][3] At the 2006 census, Thulimbah and the surrounding area had a population of 534.[1]

Geography[edit]

Thulimba is located on the Darling Downs. The town is on the New England Highway, 206 kilometres (128 mi) from the state capital, Brisbane.[4]

History[edit]

The name of the town derives from the name of the railway station used from 1883, apparently meaning "place of water" in an unrecorded Aboriginal language.[2]

Thulimba State School opened 29 September 1914.[5]

There was originally another district in Queensland called Thulimbah, which was a source of confusion to many people. Eventually the problem was resolved in 1916 by renaming the other district Barney View (due to its location beside Mount Barney).[6]

Economy[edit]

Pink lady apples, orchard in Thulimba, 2015
Pressing apples, Suttons Juice Factory and Cidery, Thulimbah, 2015
Stanthorpe Cheese and Jersey Girls Cafe, Thulimba, 2015

Thulimba is a fruit-growing area, including apples, pears, cherries, grapes and oranges for both table and wine-making. There are a number of wineries, many with cellar door outlets in the area. Other local food producers also offer tastings, sales and cafe menus.

Attractions[edit]

The town is home to one of Australia's big things, a tourist attraction known as the "Big Apple".[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Thulimbah (Stanthorpe Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-11-04.
  2. ^ a b "Thulimbah - town (entry 34437)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Thulimbah - locality (entry 45994)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Thulimba (entry 34437)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
  5. ^ "T". Opening and closing dates of Queensland schools. Queensland Government. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
  6. ^ Heart of the Scenic Rim, Boonah Tourism
  7. ^ "Big Apple, Thulimbah". The Backyard. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 9 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-03.

External links[edit]

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