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Goombungee
Queensland
Kingsthorpe Haden Road Goombungee.jpg
Kingsthorpe Haden Road, 2014
Population: 1032
Postcode: 4354
Location: 38 km (24 mi) NNW of Toowoomba
LGA: Toowoomba Region
Region: Darling Downs
County: Aubigny
Parish: Goombungee
State District: Nanango
Federal Division: Groom
Localities around Goombungee:
Kilbirnie Haden Bergen
Highland Plains Goombungee Douglas
Silverleigh Boodua Muniganeen

Goombungee is a small town and locality in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 census, Goombungee had a population of 1,032.

Geography

It is 35 km north-west of Toowoomba in the Darling Downs.

Attractions

The town boasts a unique ironman at the southern entrance to the town which is reminiscent of the Rural Ironman and Ironwoman competition which was once held annually on Australia Day. There is also a historic museum, an art gallery, a primary school and a police station.

History

StateLibQld 1 123487 Workers and visitors outside the Goombungee Co-op Dairy Coy, Ltd., Goombungee, Queensland, ca. 1905
Goombungee Co-op Dairy Company, circa 1905

The first meeting of the former local government area of Shire of Rosalie was held on 17 February 1879. The town is now part of the Toowoomba Region local government area. Goombungee Post Office opened by 1895 (a receiving office had been open from 1878, first known as Gomoran).

In 2003, the town was connected to a mains water supply.

Heritage listings

Goombungee War Memorial
Goombungee War Memorial

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

  • Hartwig Street: Goombungee War Memorial which was unveiled by Sir T W Glasgow in December 1920.

Facilities

Goombungee police station
Goombungee police station, 2014

The Goombungee Library is operated by the Toowoomba Regional Council. The library is located at 89 Mocatta Street and is open three days a week (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday).

Awards

Goombungee has won four Queensland Tidy Towns awards, in 1975/76, 1976/77, 1980/81 and 1981/82.

Events

Each November, Goombungee hosts a Jacaranda Day festival in the main street, celebrating the history of the town and the blooming jacarandas and silky oaks. The annual Goombungee-Haden Show is held each autumn at the picturesque showgrounds in the town. The Goombungee Rodeo is also held there on the first Saturday in November.


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