Description

Taroom, a rural town on the Dawson River, is 290 km west of Maryborough. The name was derived from an Aboriginal word describing the native lime, Eremocitrus glauca, a thorny tree with orange blossom odour and small fruits that can be used for jam or drinks.replacenewlinereplacenewlineLudwig Leichhardt travelled through the Taroom district in 1844, leaving a carved message on a Coolibah tree still standing in the main street (and which is listed on the Queensland heritage register). His favourable report drew William Turner who was licensed in 1845 to hold the Taroom pastoral run. A series of re-licensings and modifications to pastoral holdings followed, and the Taroom settlement on Stoney Crossing on the Dawson River emerged in 1856 with the opening of a post office. The Leichhardt Hotel opened in 1858, coinciding approximately with the opening of a court house. There were three hotels by the 1860s, and a school opened in 1870.replacenewlinereplacenewlineThe Taroom Racing Club was formed in 1874, and the Taroom local government division proclaimed in 1879. Pastoral stations were subdivided as their leases expired, and the district's population rose as a consequence during the 1890s. Town amenities were established, an Anglican church (1896), a Catholic church, a hospital (1899) and an agricultural, pastoral and industries association (1900).

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Community Services  


Wandoan Visitor Information Center QLD
1 Zupp Road,
WANDOAN QLD 4419

Banana Shire Council
62 Valentine Plains Road,
BILOELA QLD 4715

Taroom Police Station QLD
Yaldwyn Street,
TAROOM QLD 4420

Taroom Hospital
14 Miller Street,
TAROOM QLD 4420

Taroom Library QLD
24 Yaldwyn Street,
TAROOM QLD 4420

Taroom Pool QLD
14 Yaldwyn Street,
TAROOM QLD 4420

Location Information 

  • Population: 869
  • State electorate(s): Callide
  • Federal Division(s): Flynn
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.
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