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Goovigen
Queensland
Population 287 (2006 census)
Postcode(s) 4702
Location
LGA(s) Banana Shire Council
State electorate(s) Callide
Federal Division(s) Flynn

Goovigen is a town in central Queensland, Australia. It is in the Banana Shire local government area, 660 kilometres (410 mi) north west of the state capital, Brisbane. At the 2006 census, Goovigen and the surrounding area had a population of 287.

History

Goovigen was originally established as a supply depot for the railways and was named for the local Aboriginal word for box tree, a species of Eucalyptus.

Goovigen Post Office opened on 1 July 1927 (a receiving office had been open from 1925).

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