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Cockatoo
Queensland
W B Slade and an aboriginal stable boy on Cockatoo Creek Station Queensland 1866.JPG
W B Slade and an aboriginal stable boy on Cockatoo Creek Station, 1866
Population 36 (2016 census)
 • Density 0.0454/km2 (0.118/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4419
Area 792.5 km2 (306.0 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Banana
State electorate(s) Callide
Federal Division(s) Flynn
Suburbs around Cockatoo:
Glebe Cracow Eidsvold West
Taroom Cockatoo Sujeewong
Taroom Bungaban Sujeewong

Cockatoo is a rural locality in the Shire of Banana, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census Cockatoo had a population of 36 people.

Geography

Cockatoo Creek flows through Cockatoo from east to west, eventually flowing to the Dawson River at 25°28′00″S 150°02′00″E / 25.4666°S 150.0333°E / -25.4666; 150.0333 (Cockatoo Creek).

History

Cockatoo State School opened on 23 January 1984 and closed on 31 December 2000. It was located in the south of Cockatoo on Pine Creek Road, possibly just over the border into present-day neighbouring Bungaban at 25°47′22″S 150°15′39″E / 25.7895°S 150.2607°E / -25.7895; 150.2607 (Cockatoo State School).

Education

There are no schools in Cockatoo. The nearest school is Taroom State School in Taroom to the west which is a primary and secondary school to Year 10. There is no nearby secondary school to Year 12; distance education and boarding school are the alternatives.

Notable people

  • Journalist Florence Eliza Lord was born in Cockatoo
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