Kioma is a locality in the Goondiwindi Region, Queensland, Australia.[1]

Geography

The Meandarra – Talwood Road (State Route 74) forms part of the western boundary.

History

John Hubert Fairfax formed “Kioma” Station in the early twentieth century.[2] He was a grandson of John Fairfax, one of the early proprietors of The Sydney Morning Herald, and his wife was Ruth Fairfax (née Dowling), a founding member of the Australian Country Women's Association.

Kioma State School opened on 9 November 1959 in response to a request from the managers of "Kioma" Station.[3][4]

As of 2019 the school remains open[5] and the station is run by "JH Fairfax and Son".[6]

References

  1. ^ "Kioma - locality in Goondiwindi Region (entry 47815)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Obituary - John Hubert Fairfax". Obituaries Australia. 11 June 1950. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Little school is facing the axe". Warwick Daily News. 22 July 2009. Retrieved 6 May 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
  5. ^ "Kioma State School". Queensland Government. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  6. ^ "JH Fairfax and Son". Yellow Pages. Retrieved 6 May 2019.