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Abergowrie
Queensland
Abergowrie is located in Queensland
Abergowrie
Abergowrie
Location in Queensland
Population 438 (2016 census)
 • Density 1.4300/km2 (3.704/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4850
Area 306.3 km2 (118.3 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Shire of Hinchinbrook
State electorate(s) Hinchinbrook
Federal Division(s) Kennedy
Suburbs around Abergowrie:
Lumholtz Lumholtz Damper Creek
Wairuna Abergowrie Dalrymple Creek
Garrawalt Long Pocket Dalrymple Creek
StateLibQld 1 109768 Abergowrie Bridge, Ingham, Queensland, ca. 1934
Abergowrie Bridge over the Herbert River on the road from Ingham to Abergowrie, Queensland, ca. 1934

Abergowrie is a rural town and locality in the Shire of Hinchinbrook, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Abergowrie had a population of 438 people.

Geography

The town is located near the confluence of the Herbert River and Gowrie Creek.

History

St Theresa's Agricultural College, Abergowrie, Queensland, circa 1932
St Theresa's Agricultural College, Abergowrie, Queensland, circa 1932

The town is named after the Abergowrie property, selected by James Atkinson in 1883. He coined the name from the Celtic word aber (confluence) and gowrie for Gowrie Creek, reflecting the location.

Abergowrie Post Office opened on 1 May 1953 and closed in 1974.

In 1933, the St Teresa's Agricultural College was opened by the Christian Brothers.

Education

St Teresa's College is a Catholic secondary (7-12) school for boys at 3819 Abergowrie Road (18°28′49″S 145°53′58″E / 18.4803°S 145.8995°E / -18.4803; 145.8995 (St Teresa's College)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 201 students with 36 teachers (34 full-time equivalent) and 31 non-teaching staff (25 full-time equivalent).

Abergowrie State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 5 Venables Road (18°28′29″S 145°53′01″E / 18.4746°S 145.8835°E / -18.4746; 145.8835 (Abergowrie State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 4 students with 2 teachers (1 full-time equivalent) and 5 non-teaching staff (2 full-time equivalent).

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