Kurumbul is a rural town and locality in the Goondiwindi Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] It is on the border of Queensland and New South Wales.[4] In the 2016 census, Kurumbul had a population of 46 people.[1]

History

The town takes its name from its railway station, which was originally named Burranba (an Aboriginal word meaning brigalow) on 3 September 1908 but changed to Kurumbul (believed to be an Aboriginal word meaning magpie) on 30 August 1912.[2]

Burranba State School opened in March 1912. By circa 1924 it had become Kurumbul State School. It closed in 1976.[5]

In the 2016 census, Kurumbul had a population of 46 people.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Kurumbul (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Kurumbul - town in Goondiwindi Region (entry 18655)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Kurumbul - locality in Goondiwindi Region (entry 47816)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  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

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