Amby is a rural town and locality in the Maranoa Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2016 census, Amby had a population of 86 people.[4]

Geography

The town is roughly in the centre of the locality. The Warrego Highway passes through the locality from east to west, passing through the main street of the town. The Western railway line also passes through the locality from east to west, serving the in the town. Amby Creek flows through the location from north to south, eventually a tributary of the Maranoa River.[5] The Amby Downs homestead is located in the north-east of the locality.[6]

History

Amby takes its name from the Amby Creek; Amby is possibly a word meaning "little girl" in Kogai dialect of Mandandanji language.[7]

The Amby Downs pastoral station is believed to have been established before 1860.[6]

A postal receiving office opened at Amby around 1883, and became a post office around 1900; it continues to operate out of the Amby Store.[8][9]

Amby State School, circa 1921

Amby Provisional School opened on 26 February 1894 and became Amby State School in 1901. It closed on 19 September 1997.[10][11]

In the 2011 census, Amby had a population of 139 people.[1]

In the 2016 census, Amby had a population of 86 people.[4]

Notable residents

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Amby (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 September 2016. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Amby - town in Maranoa Region (entry 521)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Amby - locality in Maranoa Region (entry 47406)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  4. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Amby (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  5. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Amby Downs - homestead (entry 526)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Amby - town (entry 521)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Amby". Post Office Reference. Premier Postal. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Amby CPA". Australia Post. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  10. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  11. ^ 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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