Wycombe is a locality in the Maranoa Region, Queensland, Australia.[1]

History

The locality name derives from a pastoral run name, named by pastoralist John Beckett after his birthplace in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England.[1]

Whycombe Provisional School and Waroo Provisional School both opened in 1902 as a half-time provisional schools in conjunction (meaning the schools shared a single teacher).[2] Whycombe Provisional School closed in 1907 and Warroo Provisional School became a full-time school, but then closed too circa 1910.[3]

Wycombe State School opened on 26 Feb 1979 on Dilqui Road (27°33′00″S 148°37′14″E / 27.5501°S 148.6206°E / -27.5501; 148.6206 (Wycombe State School)).[4] on 31 December 2008 it was mothballed, and then closed on 31 December 2009.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b "Wycombe - locality in Maranoa Region (entry 47471)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  2. ^ "STATE EDUCATION". The Brisbane Courier. LX (14, 186). Queensland, Australia. 2 July 1903. p. 3. Retrieved 25 November 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  4. ^ 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. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 October 2018.