Woowoonga is a locality in the North Burnett Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Woowoonga had a population of 92 people.[1]

Geography

Degilbo Creek forms the south-western boundary of the locality.[3]

The Woowoonga Range passes through the western and southern parts of the locality with two named peaks: Mount Woowoonga at an elevation of 626 metres (2,054 ft) and Mount Googaneman at an elevation of 664 metres (2,178 ft). A number of creeks rises in the mountainous area of the locality and then flow west or north through the locality.[3]

The Isis Highway passes through the locality near its western boundary.[3]

History

Woowoonga Creek Provisional School on 17 January 1898 and became Woowoonga Creek State School on 1 January 1909 only to close that same year.[4]

Woowoonga East State opened on 14 Apr 1909 and closed circa 1943.[4]

Mount Woowoonga State School opened on 1 April 1932 and closed circa 1946.[4]

Education

There are no schools in Wowoonga. The nearest primary schools are in neighbouring Biggenden and Dallarnil. The nearest secondary schools are in Biggenden (to Year 10) and in Childers (to Year 12).[3]

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Woowoonga (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Woowoonga - locality in North Burnett Region (entry 45427)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  4. ^ a b c Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0