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Brooweena
Queensland
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Main street of Brooweena, with the post office in the foreground, 2008
Population 263 (2011 census)
Established 1889
Postcode(s) 4620
Location
LGA(s) Fraser Coast Region
State electorate(s) Maryborough
Federal Division(s) Wide Bay
Localities around Brooweena:
Golden Fleece Golden Fleece North Aramara
Boompa Brooweena Aramara
Teebar Gigoomgan Woocoo

Brooweena is a small town and rural locality in Fraser Coast Region of Queensland, Australia. In the 2011 census, Brooweena had a population of 263 people.

Geography

The town is located in the Wide Bay–Burnett area and is 266 kilometres (165 mi) north of the state capital, Brisbane. It is on the Maryborough-Biggenden Road. The north-west of the locality includes a large portion of the Wongi National Park and the Wongi State Forest.

History

The town was established following the arrival of the Mungar Junction to Monto Branch Railway in 1889.

Brooweena Post Office opened on 23 December 1889.

Brooweena Provisional School opened on 21 March 1904; the first teacher was Eugenie Eveline Hay. It was upgraded to a State School in 1909.

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Woocoo Shire Chambers, 2008

In 1915, the chambers of the newly established Shire of Woocoo were constructed in the town. This small building survives to this day as part of the Early Settlers Museum operated by the Woocoo Historical Society.

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Brooweena War Memorial, 2008

In 1922 the residents of the Woocoo Shire erected a war memorial outside St Mary's Church of England. In 1992 the memorial was relocated to the Woocoo Historical Museum.

A timber mill was established in 1924, ensuring the continuing existence of the town.

New council chambers were opened in Brooweena on 14 April 1962 by Jack Pizzey, the Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Isis.

The town set an unofficial record in 2009 when 134 people simultaneously played the lagerphone.

Heritage listings

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

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