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Gowrie Junction, Queensland

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Population  1,217 (2006 census)
LGA(s)  Toowoomba Region
Gowrie Junction  Birnam
Local time  Saturday 4:49 AM
Postcode(s)  4352
State electorate(s)  Condamine Nanango
Postal code  4352
Federal division  Division of Groom
Gowrie Junction, Queensland
Location  13 km (8 mi) NW of Toowoomba
Weather  18°C, Wind SW at 6 km/h, 94% Humidity

Gowrie Junction is a town and locality north-west of Toowoomba. At the 2006 census, Gowrie Junction had a population of 1,217.


Map of Gowrie Junction QLD 4352, Australia


Gowrie Junction Post Office opened on 24 April 1876, was renamed Gowrie in 1961 and closed in 1972.


Gowrie Junction contains a small shop, a school and a community hall. A shopping centre is also in the planning stages. The residents of Gowrie Junction funded and built the town recreational hall by themselves, largely through the efforts of the local progress association.

Library services in Gowrie Junction are provided by the Toowoomba Regional Council's mobile library service. The van visits Gowrie Junction State School every Thursday and Gowrie Junction Federation Hall every Saturday.

Notable residents

Possibly Gowrie Junction's best known resident remains Frank Riethmuller, born in 1884 in Glenvale outside Toowoomba, who taught at Gowrie Junction's primary school from 1899 to 1905. He probably stayed with his newly married sister, Sophia, whose husband August Bischof had a farm at Gowrie Junction. Riethmuller went on to become Australia's second-best-known rose breeder. He bred 'Carabella,' which is to be seen in country towns all round Australia. One of his pupils was a girl who became Sister Elizabeth Kenny, famous advocate of a non-chemical treatment of poliomyelitis.


Gowrie Junction, Queensland Wikipedia

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