Glenmorgan is a town in the Western Downs Region and a locality split between the Western Downs Region and the Maranoa Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3][4]

Geography

The village is located on Surat Developmental Road, 385 kilometres (239 mi) west of the state capital, Brisbane.

History

The township derived its name from the Glenmorgan railway station used to honour Godfrey Morgan, a member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly (1909–1938), grazier, journalist, and Secretary for Railways 1929-32.[2] The local street names, have been named after members of Godfrey Morgan's family.[5] The area was formerly known as either Cobblegum Creek or Cobblegun Creek.[6][7]

The Glenmorgan railway station on the Glenmorgan railway line (27°14′58″S 149°40′37″E / 27.2494°S 149.6769°E / -27.2494; 149.6769 (Glenmorgan railway station)) opened on 12 December 1931.[8]

Glenmorgan State School opened on 11 July 1933.[9]

Glenmorgan Post Office opened on 1 November 1933 and closed by 1994.[10]

The Glenmorgan region has hot summers and warm winters. There is a church, a museum in the old railway station, store and public school in the village. Glenmorgan holds an annual rodeo, fun and sports day.

At the 2006 census, Glenmorgan and the surrounding area had a population of 86.[1]

In the 2016 census, Glenmorgan had a population of 148 people.[11]

Heritage listings

Local attractions include the heritage-listed Myall Park Botanic Garden[12] which has one of Queensland's oldest collections of semi-arid plants and it was here that Grevillea 'Robyn Gordon' was originally propagated.

Education

Glenmorgan State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Clive Street (27°14′51″S 149°40′32″E / 27.2474°S 149.6755°E / -27.2474; 149.6755 (Glenmorgan State School)).[13][14] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 11 students with 2 teachers (1 full-time equivalent) and 5 non-teaching staff (2 full-time equivalent).[15]

Amenities

The Glenmorgan branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association operates rest rooms in the town.[16]

Attractions

Montys Garage is a 1940s style garage which has a large collection of restored vintage cars and trucks housed in a museum in the former Glenmorgan railway station.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Glenmorgan (Tara Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Glenmorgan - town (entry 14008)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Glenmorgan - locality (Western Downs Region) (entry 47701)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Glenmorgan - locality (Maranoa Region) (entry 47425)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  5. ^ About Australia: Glenmorgan Retrieved 2010-11-11
  6. ^ "RELIEF WORK". Sunday Mail. Queensland, Australia. 25 October 1931. p. 2. Retrieved 25 April 2020 – via Trove.
  7. ^ "Cobblegun Creek - watercourse in the Western Downs Region (entry 7564)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  8. ^ "Glenmorgan - railway station in Western Downs Region (entry 14009)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  9. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  10. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  11. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Glenmorgan (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  12. ^ "Myall Park Botanic Garden (entry 602805)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  13. ^ "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Glenmorgan State School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  15. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  16. ^ "Branch locations". Queensland Country Women's Association. Archived from the original on 26 December 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2018.

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