Goombungee, Queensland facts for kids
Kingsthorpe Haden Road, 2014
|Population||1,032 (2011 census)|
|Location||38 km (24 mi) NNW of Toowoomba|
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.
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.
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.
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).
Goombungee has won four Queensland Tidy Towns awards, in 1975/76, 1976/77, 1980/81 and 1981/82.
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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