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Tamrookum
Queensland

Fields, 2016
Population: 266
Postcode: 4285
LGA: Scenic Rim Region
State District: Beaudesert
Federal Division: Wright
Suburbs around Tamrookum:
Laravale Laravale Laravale
Knapp Creek Tamrookum Tabooba
Tamrookun Creek Innisplain Innisplain

Tamrookum is a small rural locality in the Scenic Rim Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2011 census, Tamrookum and surrounds had a population of 266 people.

Geography

The Mount Lindesay Highway traverses Tamrookum from north to south and forms part of the north west boundary. The eastern boundary is marked by the Logan River. A series of small, vegetated hills in the west rises to elevations of up to 140 m. In the east adjacent to the river the predominate land use is agriculture.

History

StateLibQld 2 232906 Rowing on Tamrookum Lagoon in the Beaudesert Shire
Tamrookum Lagoon, 1903

The name Tamrookum is believed to be a corruption of the Aboriginal words dhan/buragun meaning place of boomerangs.

Heritage listings

Tamrookum-All-Saints-Anglican-Church
All Saints Anglican Church, 2005

Tamrookum has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

  • Tamrookum Church Road: All Saints Memorial Church, Tamrookum
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