Coolmunda is a locality in the Goondiwindi Region, Queensland, Australia.[1] Coolmunda includes the neighbourhood of Cobba-Da-Mana around the Cobba-Da-Mana railway station on the South Western railway line.[2]

History

The name Coolmunda is thought to be an Aboriginal word, meaning a stream with a sandy bed.[1]

Coolmunda Provisional School opened 20 October 1883 but closed on 27 March 1885. It reopened in about March 1900 and became Coolmunda State School from 1 January 1909. In 1914 the school's name was changed to Waroo Road State School. The school closed in 1922, but reopened again in 1923 as a half time school sharing a teacher with the Greenup Provisional School, but closed again in 1927. It recommenced in 1929 as a part-time school sharing a teacher with Greenup and Brush Creek Provisional School, closing in 1930.[3]

Nanny Creek Provisional School opened on 1911 and closed on circa 1913.[4]

Cobba-Da-Manna State School No 1307 opened on 22 January 1912 and closed in 1965.[5]

On 15 August 1932 a new Coolmunda State School was established which operated until 1943.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b "Coolmunda - locality in Goondiwindi Region (entry 47806)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Cobba-Da-Mana - railway station in Goondiwindi Region (entry 7557)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  3. ^ a b Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  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
  5. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0