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Bedourie
Queensland
Kidman's Tree of Knowledge (2005).jpg
Kidman's Tree of Knowledge on Glengyle Station, 2005
Population: 283
Postcode: 4829
Location:
LGA: Shire of Diamantina
State District: Mount Isa
Federal Division: Maranoa
Localities around Bedourie:
Northern Territory Sturt
Amaroo
Wills
Northern Territory Bedourie Diamantina Lakes
Northern Territory Birdsville Farrars Creek, Farrars Creek

Bedourie is a small town and locality in the Shire of Diamantina, Queensland, Australia. In the 2011 census, Bedourie (including Birdsville) had a population of 283 people.

Geography

Bedourier is located in the Channel Country of Central West Queensland, Australia, lying on Eyre Creek. It is located 1,600 kilometres (990 mi) west of the state capital, Brisbane, and 200 kilometres (120 mi) north of Birdsville.

Bedourie is the administrative centre of the Diamantina Shire, which also comprises the towns of Birdsville and Betoota.

When the Georgina River experiences severe floods the town can be cut off by road for months at a time.

History

Bedourie Post Office opened around July 1903 (receiving offices known as Bidouri, Bedouri and Bedourie had been open since 1887).

The Dianmantina Shire Council moved its headquarters from Birdsville to Bedourie in 1953.

At the 2006 census, Bedourie and the surrounding area had a population of 142. Twenty years earlier the town had 60 residents.

Heritage listings

Birdsville has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

  • Glengyle Station: Kidman's Tree of Knowledge

Amenities

Bedourie has an aquatic centre, library, museum, outback golf course, visitor information centre and a hotel built from adobe bricks in the 1880s and a racetrack.


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