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Moonie
Queensland
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The playground, craft and information centre at Moonie
Postcode: 4406
Location:
LGA:
  • Western Downs Region
  • Goondiwindi Region
State District: Warrego
Federal Division: Maranoa

Moonie is a town and locality in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia.

Geography

The town is in the Western Downs Region local government area at the intersection of the Leichhardt and Moonie Highways, 331 kilometres (206 mi) west of the state capital, Brisbane, and is the Official Oil Capital of Australia. The locality is split between the Western Downs Region (northern part of the locality) and the Goondiwindi Region (southern part of the locality).

History

The town's name is derived from Moonie River, which was first recorded as Mooni by Sir Thomas Mitchell in November 1846 when he passed through the region.

Moonie Post Office opened by June 1966 closed in 1983.

Amenities

The town has a public school, service station, the Moonie Sports Club and a motel.


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