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Goolman
City of IpswichQueensland
Information display at Hardings Paddock Picnic Area Goolman.jpg
Information display at Hardings Paddock Picnic Area, 2015
Population 600 (2011)
Postcode(s) 4306
LGA(s) City of Ipswich
State electorate(s) Lockyer
Federal Division(s) Blair
Suburbs around Goolman:
Purga Deebing Heights South Ripley
Purga Goolman South Ripley
Peak Crossing Peak Crossing Peak Crossing

Goolman is a rural locality in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 Australian Census Goolman and surrounds recorded a population of 600.

The east of Goolman contains the northern foothills of the Teviot Range. The slopes remain vegetated with little development occurring in the area.

History

The locality name Goolman comes from nearby Mount Goolman, which in turn derives its name from stone axe in the Yuggera language. Goolman was a stop along the Dugandan railway line.

Nature reserve

The Flinders - Goolman Conservation Estate covers 1,900 hectares and includes several peaks including Flinders Peak, Mount Goolman, Mount Blain and Mount Cathrine. Hardings Paddocks Picnic Area is located in Goolman. It includes horse riding facilities, walking tracks and a camping area.

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