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Aubigny
Queensland
Fields at Aubigny.jpg
Fields along Oakey Crosshill Road, 2014
Aubigny is located in Queensland
Aubigny
Aubigny
Coordinates 27°31′23″S 151°38′47″E / 27.5230°S 151.6463°E / -27.5230; 151.6463 (Aubigny (centre of town))Coordinates: 27°31′23″S 151°38′47″E / 27.5230°S 151.6463°E / -27.5230; 151.6463 (Aubigny (centre of town))
Population 254 (2016 census)
 • Density 4.425/km2 (11.46/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4401
Elevation 430 m (1,411 ft)
Area 57.4 km2 (22.2 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Toowoomba Region
State electorate(s) Condamine
Federal Division(s) Groom
Localities around Aubigny:
Jondaryan Oakey Oakey
Purrawunda
Yargullen
Aubigny Biddeston
Motley Linthorpe Biddeston

Aubigny is a rural town and locality in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Aubigny had a population of 254 people.

History

Aubigny was at the centre of the Westbrook Homestead area. The town lots were offered for sale in the new town of Aubigny in December 1885, but only two lots were sold at that time, one to the Lutheran church and one to the Catholic church. St John's Lutheran Church opened in 1886 and is still operational.

St Johns Lutheran Church Aubigny
St Johns Lutheran Church, 2014

Aubigny Post Office opened around September 1907 (a receiving office had been open since 1894) and closed in 1968.

Aubigny State School opened 24 January 1921 and closed about 1 December 1967.

The town was serviced by the Cecil Plains railway line between 1915 and 1994.

Tangkam

The former locality of Tangkam (27°28′59″S 151°40′00″E / 27.48306°S 151.66667°E / -27.48306; 151.66667 (Tangkam, Queensland)) is in the northern part of Aubigny. It took its name from the Tangkam railway station (27°28′28″S 151°40′21″E / 27.4745°S 151.6725°E / -27.4745; 151.6725 (Tangkam railway station)) on the Cecil Plains railway line. The name Tangkam is believed to be an Aboriginal word meaning sour.

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