Owanyilla, Queensland

Owanyilla is a town and a locality in the Fraser Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[1][2]

Geography

The Mary River is the western boundary of the locality. Most of the land is used for farming, predominantly grazing but also some crops.[3]

The Bruce Highway passes from south to north through the locality. The North Coast railway line passes south to north to the west of the highway, crossing the Mary River.[3]

History

In the 1840s, Owanyilla was known as Coopers Plain and Police Camp.[4] Owanyilla was used as a barracks for the Native Police from 1857 until the mid 1860s.[1]

Owanyilla State school opened in 1880 and closed in 1937.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b "Owanyilla - town in Fraser Coast Region (entry 25659)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Owanyilla - locality in Fraser Coast Region (entry 46732)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Owanyilla". Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay And Burnett Advertiser (2243). Queensland, Australia. 7 January 1879. p. 3. Retrieved 21 September 2017 – 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

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