Munna Creek is a locality split between the Fraser Coast Region and the Gympie Region, in Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2016 census, Munna Creek had a population of 23 people.[1]

History

Munna Creek Provisional School was officially opened on 26 May 1890 by its first teacher Miss Ryan.[4] On 1 January 1909 it became Munna Creek State School. It closed on 12 December 1986.[5] The school was at 1458 Bauple Woolooga Road (25°53′47″S 152°28′40″E / 25.8963°S 152.4778°E / -25.8963; 152.4778 (Munna Creek State School (former))).[6]

Munna Creek Hall was officially opened on Saturday 18 August 1906.[7][8]

In March 1911 tenders were called to construct a church at Munna Creek.[9] Christ Church Anglican was dedicated in 1911. It was located on the northern side of Blowers Road to the west of the school and public hall (approx 25°53′49″S 152°28′27″E / 25.8969°S 152.4742°E / -25.8969; 152.4742 (Christ Church Anglican (former))).[10] In 1947 the church was moved to 11 King Street, Gunalda, where it retained the name Christ Church Anglican.[11][12]

The Munna Creek Country Music Festival was first held in 2011 and has been held annually (except for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic).[13][14]

In the 2016 census, Munna Creek had a population of 23 people.[1]

Amenities

Munna Creek Hall is on Blowers Road (25°53′50″S 152°28′33″E / 25.8971°S 152.4759°E / -25.8971; 152.4759 (Munna Creek Hall)) but is acessible from the recreational reserve (former school) at 1458 Bauple Woolooga Road. Free camping is available in the hall's 15-acre (6.1 ha) grounds.[7][15]

Events

The annual five-day Munna Creek Country Music Festival is held annually at the Munna Creek Hall in October.[13]

Munna Creek Country Music Walk Up Weekend is a four-day open-mic event where people can sing country music songs with a full backing band. It is held at the Munna Creek Hall each March.[16]

References

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Munna Creek (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Munna Creek - locality in Fraser Coast Region (entry 46743)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Munna Creek - locality in Gympie Region (entry 47616)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Notes and News". Gympie Times And Mary River Mining Gazette. XXII (2647). Queensland, Australia. 31 May 1890. p. 3. Retrieved 31 August 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  6. ^ "Parish of Glenbar" (Map). Queensland Government. 1971. Archived from the original on 31 August 2020. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Munna Creek Venue". Munna Creek Country Music Festival. 3 February 2018. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  8. ^ "Munna Creek". Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay And Burnett Advertiser (10, 489). Queensland, Australia. 24 August 1906. p. 3. Retrieved 31 August 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ "General News". Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay And Burnett Advertiser (11, 813). Queensland, Australia. 4 March 1911. p. 8. Retrieved 31 August 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  10. ^ "Munna" (Map). Queensland Government. 1943. Archived from the original on 31 August 2020. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  11. ^ "Closed Churches". Anglican Church of Southern Queensland. Archived from the original on 3 April 2019. Retrieved 24 February 2019.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  12. ^ "Christ Church Anglican Church". Churches Australia. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  13. ^ a b "Munna Creek Country Music Festival". Munna Creek Country Music Festival. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  14. ^ "Munna Creek Country Music Festival". Munna Creek Country Music Festival. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  15. ^ "Munna Creek Hall". HemaX Trip Planner. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  16. ^ "Munna Creek Country Music Walk Up Weekend". Munna Creek Country Music Festival. 3 February 2018. Retrieved 31 August 2020.

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