Boonara, Queensland

Boonara is a rural locality in the Gympie Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Boonara had a population of 74 people.[1]

Not to be confused with Boonarga, Queensland.

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Suburb of Gympie Region, Queensland, Australia

Entrance to Boonara Homestead, 2015


26.0788°S 152.0261°E / -26.0788; 152.0261 (Boonara (centre of locality))

Population 74 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density 0.852/km2 (2.206/sq mi)
Established 1877
Postcode(s) 4601
Area 86.9 km2 (33.6 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Gympie Region
State electorate(s) Nanango
Federal division(s) Wide Bay
Suburbs around Boonara:
Cobbs Hill Tansey Tansey
Crownthorpe Boonara Cinnabar
Crownthorpe Goomeribong Goomeri

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Boonara Homestead, 2015

The Boonara pastoral station was established in 1862.

Land in Boonara was open for selection on 17 April 1877; 47 square miles (120 km2) were available.[3]

Boonara Provisional School was opened on 20 January 1902. In 1909 became Boonara State School. It closed on 22 May 1964.[4] It was on the Burnett Highway just to the south of the homestead (approx 26.0886°S 152.0559°E / -26.0886; 152.0559 (Boonara State School (site))).[5]

St David’s Anglican Church opened in 1914.[6]

In the 2016 census, Boonara had a population of 74 people.[1]

The Boonara Homestead at 1791 Burnett Highway (26.0849°S 152.0517°E / -26.0849; 152.0517 (Boonara Homestead)) is listed on the Gympie Heritage Register.[7]

St David’s Anglican Church, 2015

St David’s Anglican Church is at 7179 Burnett Highway (26.0850°S 152.0537°E / -26.0850; 152.0537 (St David’s Anglican Church)).[8] There is a cemetery behind the church.[9]

Boonara cemetery, 2015

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