Old Cooranga is a rural locality in the North Burnett Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Old Cooranga had a population of 27 people.[1]

Geography

The locality is bounded to the west by the Boyne River while the eastern boundary roughly follows the flow of Coocher Creek. The land along these watercourses is lower (160 metres (520 ft) at the Boyne River) and is used for farming, while the north-south spine of the locality rises to unnamed peaks of 350 metres (1,150 ft).[3]

The east and south-east of the locality is within the Pile Gully State Forest which extends into neighbouring Pile Gully.[3]

There is a small amount of irrigated horticulture in the west of the locality near the Boyne River.[3]

History

Cooranga Provisional School opened on Aug 1922 and closed on March 1923.[4]

Education

There are no schools in Old Cooranga. The nearest primary school is in Boynewood.[3] The nearest secondary schools are in Mundubbera (to Year 10) and in Gayndah (to Year 12).[3]

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Old Cooranga (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Old Cooranga - locality in North Burnett Region (entry 45403)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  4. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0