Ubobo

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Ubobo
Queensland
Ubobo Railway Terrace 001.JPG
Railway Terrace, 2017. From the left the buildings shown are the Ubobo Memorial Hall, the QCWA rest rooms, the former Station Mistress' house and a private dwelling
Ubobo is located in Queensland
Ubobo
Ubobo
Coordinates24°25′S 151°19′E / 24.417°S 151.317°E / -24.417; 151.317Coordinates: 24°25′S 151°19′E / 24.417°S 151.317°E / -24.417; 151.317
Postcode(s)4680
Location
LGA(s)Gladstone Region
State electorate(s)Callide
Federal Division(s)Flynn

Ubobo is a town in the locality of Boyne Valley in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia.[1]

Geography[edit]

Ubobo is located south of Gladstone and Calliope along Highway 69 in Central Queensland, Australia. It is one of four small townships within the locality of Boyne Valley, along with Nagoorin, Builyan, and Many Peaks.

Ubobo is a small town found in the middle of the Boyne Valley, which is mostly made up of family farms that have been passed on to the next generation over the years. The town is made up of the Ubobo General Store, the local garage, two small churches, a small historical centre, a well-used QCWA hall, the Ubobo Discovery Center that has been restored by the community, as well as Ubobo State School. Ubobo State School is one of three schools in the Boyne Valley.

History[edit]

The Town of Ubobo appears on a 1921 survey plan U7251. The name comes from the from railway station name, assigned in 1910 by the Queensland Railways Department and is believed to be an Aboriginal word meaning wild arrowroot.[1] It was established as one of the soldier settlements created after World War I.[2]

Ubobo State School opened on 23 March 1927.[3]

The Boyne Valley branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association (QCWA)was established on 21 November 1935.[4]

On 24 December 1953, the Ububo Memorial Hall was burned down in a fire. In January 1955, a new memorial hall was opened.[2]

The QCWA hall in Ububo was officially opened in April 1959. The building was originally built in 1914 as the post office at Many Peaks. It was later moved to Littlemore (approx 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south of Ubob) and become the Littlemore Memorial Hall. The QCWA branch had been using the old Ububo Memorial Hall until it was destroyed. The QCWA were gifted the Littlemore Memorial Hall which was relocated to 5 Railway Terrace, Ububo in 1958.[4] The building is now listed on the Gladstone Heritage Register.[5]

Heritage listings[edit]

Soldier Settler House, 2009

Ubobo has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Education[edit]

Ubobo State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Cedarvale Road (24°24′24″S 151°19′18″E / 24.4067°S 151.3217°E / -24.4067; 151.3217 (Ubobo State School)).[7][8] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 12 students with 3 teachers (2 full-time equivalent) and 4 non-teaching staff (2 full-time equivalent).[9]

There are no secondary schools in the Boyne Valley. The nearest is Miriam Vale State School which offers secondary schooling to Year 10. For Years 11 and 12, the nearest schools are Gladstone State High School, Rosedale State School and Monto State High School.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ubobo - town in Gladstone Region (entry 35710)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b "New Memorial Hall At Ubobo". The Central Queensland Herald. 22, (1302). Queensland, Australia. 20 January 1955. p. 10. Retrieved 1 January 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Boyne Valley Branch, Queensland Country Women's Association". Boyne Valley. Archived from the original on 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Ubobo QCWA". Gladstone Heritage Register. Gladstone Regional Council. Archived from the original on 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Soldier Settler House (entry 602229)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
  7. ^ "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Ubobo State School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  9. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 1 January 2019.

External links[edit]

Media related to Ubobo at Wikimedia Commons