Wyreema, Queensland

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Wyreema
Queensland
Wyreema is located in Queensland
Wyreema
Wyreema
Coordinates 27°39′30″S 151°51′38″E / 27.6583°S 151.8605°E / -27.6583; 151.8605Coordinates: 27°39′30″S 151°51′38″E / 27.6583°S 151.8605°E / -27.6583; 151.8605
Population 1,834 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density 39.87/km2 (103.26/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4352
Area 46.0 km2 (17.8 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s) Toowoomba Region
State electorate(s) Condamine
Federal Division(s) Groom
Localities around Wyreema:
Athol Westbrook Finnie
Umbiram Wyreema Vale View
Cambooya Cambooya Cambooya

Wyreema is a town and a locality in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] At the 2016 census, Wyreema had a population of 1,834.[1]

History[edit]

The town takes its name from the railway station, but the origins of that name are unclear but it is not believed to be an Aboriginal name.[2]

A suburban rail motor service from Toowoomba commenced in May, 1917, running to Wyreema, 10 miles away. It was extended to Cambooya and to Willowburn in 1918. They ceased around 1923.[4]

Facilities[edit]

Library services in Wyreema are provided by the Toowoomba Regional Council's mobile library service. The van visits Wyreema State School every Friday.[5]

Education[edit]

Wyreema State School is located on High Street, Wyreema. It caters for students from Prep to Year 6. [6]The school opened its doors 21 February 1895.[7]

See also[edit]

  • Wyreema, a steamship named after the town

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wyreema (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 September 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Wyreema - town in Toowoomba Region (entry 38315)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 6 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "Wyreema - locality in Toowoomba Region (entry 48101)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 6 August 2017. 
  4. ^ The Toowoomba Suburban Rail Motor Service Knowles, J.W. Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin, July, 1992 pp170-171
  5. ^ "Mobile library". Toowoomba Regional Council. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "Wyreema State School". Retrieved 27 January 2018. 
  7. ^ "Queensland schools opening dates". Retrieved 27 January 2018. 

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