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Postcode(s) 4850
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 town in Queensland, Australia within the local government area of Shire of Hinchinbrook.


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


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.

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