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Dingo
Queensland
Population 342 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4702
Location
LGA(s) Central Highlands Region
State electorate(s) Gregory
Federal Division(s) Flynn
Localities around Dingo:
Jellinbah Alsace Mackenzie
Bluff Dingo Goowarra
Stewarton Blackdown Wooroona Wallaroo Coomoo

Dingo is a town and locality in the Central Highlands Region in Queensland, Australia. In the 2011 census, Dingo had a population of 342 people.

Geography

The town is on the Capricorn Highway, 762 kilometres (473 mi) north west of the state capital Brisbane and 148 kilometres (92 mi) west of the regional centre of Rockhampton.

History

The town was surveyed in 1889 and took its name from the nearby Dingo Creek. For a time in 1940 the town was known as Remo. Dingo Post Office opened on 1 October 1876.

In 1973, a population of Bridled nail-tail wallabies (Onychogalea fraenata) was found in the Dingo area by a fencing contractor. Until this sighting the species was thought to be extinct having not been seen since 1937. The area where the wallabies was rediscovered was protected as Taunton National Park.

In the 2006 census, Dingo had a population of 263 people.

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