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Gowrie Junction
Queensland
Population: 1217
Postcode: 4352
Location: 13 km (8 mi) NW of Toowoomba
LGA: Toowoomba Region
State District:
  • Condamine
  • Nanango
Federal Division: Groom
Suburbs around Gowrie Junction:
Glencoe Cawdor Cawdor
Charlton Gowrie Junction Birnam
Charlton Cotswold Hills Birnam

Gowrie Junction is a town and locality north-west of Toowoomba. At the 2006 census, Gowrie Junction had a population of 1,217.

History

Gowrie Junction Post Office opened on 24 April 1876, was renamed Gowrie in 1961 and closed in 1972.

Facilities

Gowrie Junction contains a small shop, a school and a community hall. A shopping centre is also in the planning stages. The residents of Gowrie Junction funded and built the town recreational hall by themselves, largely through the efforts of the local progress association.

Library services in Gowrie Junction are provided by the Toowoomba Regional Council's mobile library service. The van visits Gowrie Junction State School every Thursday and Gowrie Junction Federation Hall every Saturday.


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