Widgee

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Widgee
Queensland
Widgee Memorial Hall.JPG
Memorial hall
Widgee is located in Queensland
Widgee
Widgee
Coordinates 26°10′12″S 152°25′24″E / 26.17000°S 152.42333°E / -26.17000; 152.42333Coordinates: 26°10′12″S 152°25′24″E / 26.17000°S 152.42333°E / -26.17000; 152.42333
Population 788 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4570
LGA(s) Gympie Region
State electorate(s) Gympie
Federal Division(s) Wide Bay

Widgee is a rural community in the Gympie Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] At the 2011 census, Widgee had a population of 788.[1]

History[edit]

The name is believed to have originated from the Aboriginal words Witchee Witchee meaning listen or hark.[3]

Heritage listings[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Widgee". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 July 2013.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Widgee (entry 46397)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "NOMENCLATURE OF QUEENSLAND-306.". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 22 September 1936. p. 12. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Wodonga House (former) (entry 600643)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Widgee at Wikimedia Commons