Widgee

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Widgee
Queensland
Widgee Memorial Hall.JPG
Memorial hall
Widgee is located in Queensland
Widgee
Widgee
Coordinates 26°12′59″S 152°25′12″E / 26.2163°S 152.4199°E / -26.2163; 152.4199Coordinates: 26°12′59″S 152°25′12″E / 26.2163°S 152.4199°E / -26.2163; 152.4199}
Population 788 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 3.5592/km2 (9.218/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4570
Area 221.4 km2 (85.5 sq mi)
LGA(s) Gympie Region
State electorate(s) Gympie
Federal Division(s) Wide Bay
Suburbs around Widgee:
Oakview Lower Wonga Bells Bridge
Black Snake Widgee Glastonbury
Wrattens Forest Wrattens Forest Upper Glastonbury

Widgee is a rural locality 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 - locality in Gympie Region (entry 46397)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  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