Noorindoo is a rural locality in the Maranoa Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Noorindoo had a population of 55 people.[1]

Geography

Bingi Crossing is a ford on the Balonne River near the current River Road (27°01′08″S 149°22′35″E / 27.0188°S 149.3763°E / -27.0188; 149.3763 (Bingi Crossing)) which connects Noorindoo with neighbouring Warkon.[3]

History

The locality takes its name from the parish and lagoon, which in turn come from the pastoral run name, used from before 1858, reportedly the name of an Aboriginal person.[2]

Nellybri Provisonal School opened circa 1889. Between about 1896 and 1899 it became a half-time school in conjunction with Retreat Provisional School (meaning the schools shared a single teacher). The school closed in 1906.[4] Nellybri is a pastoral station (27°07′24″S 149°22′54″E / 27.1234°S 149.3816°E / -27.1234; 149.3816 (Nellybri pastoral station)).[5]

Beranga Bridge School opened circa 1896.[6] It closed circa 1900.[4] Beranga Creek and the Beranga pastoral station are within Noorindoo.[7]

In September 1921, a meeting was held at the Frogmoor pastoral station (27°04′41″S 149°06′50″E / 27.078°S 149.114°E / -27.078; 149.114 (Frogmoor pastoral station (Noorindoo))) to apply for a provisional school.[8] Beranga Provisional School opened circa August 1922. It closed temporarily in 1926 due to low student numbers, and closed permanently circa August 1929.[4]

St Paul's Anglican Church opened at Bingi Crossing circa 1925. Its last service was 20 December 1942.[9]

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Noorindoo (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Noorindoo - locality in Maranoa Region (entry 49167)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Bingi Crossing - ford in the Maranoa Region (entry 2693)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  4. ^ a b c 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. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Educational". The Queenslander. LI (1129). Queensland, Australia. 12 June 1897. p. 1300. Retrieved 25 November 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Advertising". Western Star And Roma Advertiser (5376). Queensland, Australia. 28 September 1921. p. 3. Retrieved 25 November 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ "Closed Churches". Closed Anglican Churches of Southern Queensland. Archived from the original on 3 April 2019. Retrieved 3 April 2019.