Wyreema is a town and a locality in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] At the 2016 census, Wyreema had a population of 1,834.[1]

Geography

Toowoomba Karara Road passes through the locality and town from north to south, and Umbiram Road / Newman Road (which links Southbrook on the Gore Highway to the New England Highway) runs from west to east.[4]

History

The town takes its name from the railway station, on the Southern railway line, the origins of that name are unclear but it's not believed to be an Aboriginal name.[2]

A suburban rail motor service from Toowoomba commenced in May 1917. It was extended south to Cambooya and north (from Toowoomba) to Willowburn (a railway station on the Western line at the Harlaxton, Cranley, Rockville tripoint) in 1918. These services ceased around 1923.[5]

Facilities

Library services in Wyreema are provided by the Toowoomba Regional Council's mobile library service. The van visits Wyreema State School every Friday.[6]

Education

Wyreema State School is located on High Street, Wyreema. It caters for students from Prep to Year 6.[7] The school opened its doors 21 February 1895.[8]

See also

  • Wyreema, a steamship named after the town

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wyreema (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 September 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Wyreema - town in Toowoomba Region (entry 38315)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Wyreema - locality in Toowoomba Region (entry 48101)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  4. ^ Google (20 July 2019). "Wyreema, Queensland" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  5. ^ The Toowoomba Suburban Rail Motor Service Knowles, J.W. Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin, July, 1992 pp170-171
  6. ^ "Mobile library". Toowoomba Regional Council. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Wyreema State School". Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.

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