Kamerunga, Queensland facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsKamerunga
Looking west along Hastings Street, 2018
|Population||1,049 (2016 census)|
|• Density||244.0/km2 (632/sq mi)|
|Area||4.3 km2 (1.7 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|State electorate(s)||Barron River|
In the east farmland predominates, central areas are used for residential purposes and the west is mostly undeveloped bushland on the foothills of the Atherton Tableland escarpment.
The suburb is believed to have taken its name from the Yidinji name for Barron Gorge.
While Kamerunga is now a suburb within the Cairns Region, it historically formed part of the Shire of Barron and was significant as a crossing point on the Barron River. A new high level road bridge opened in 1980 to replace the original bridge, which remains as a popular fishing spot during the dry season.
Peace Lutheran College is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at Cowley Street (). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 670 students with 52 teachers (46 full-time equivalent) and 48 non-teaching staff (34 full-time equivalent).
There are no government schools in Kamerunga. The nearest government primary schools are Caravonica State School in neighbouring Caravonica to the north and Freshwater State School in neighbouring Freshwater to the east. The nearest government secondary school is Redlynch State College in neighbouring Redlynch to the south.
Images for kids
Looking across the Barron River towards Barronville (now Kamerunga), circa 1890. The house Cambanoora on the left belonged to Archibald Meston. The tents are part of the camp for the workers building the Cairns-to-Kuranda railway line.
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