Mingela, Queensland

Mingela is a town and locality in the Charters Towers Region, Queensland, Australia.[1][2]

Mingela
Queensland
Mingela is located in Queensland
Mingela
Mingela
Coordinates19°52′47″S 146°38′02″E / 19.8797°S 146.6338°E / -19.8797; 146.6338Coordinates: 19°52′47″S 146°38′02″E / 19.8797°S 146.6338°E / -19.8797; 146.6338
Postcode(s)4816
LGA(s)Charters Towers Region
State electorate(s)Traeger
Federal Division(s)Kennedy
Localities around Mingela:
Dotswood Reid River Reid River
Dotswood Mingela Ravenswood
Ravenswood Ravenswood Ravenswood

HistoryEdit

The area was originally called Cunningham and then Ravenswood Junction. However, when the Ravenswood branch railway closed on 16 March 1931, the railway station was then renamed Mingela (an Aboriginal word meaning a string of waterholes).[1]

The locality of Mingela was created on 8 July 2016 by combining the former locality of Crimea with parts of Ravenswood, Reid River and Dotswood.[2]

Community groupsEdit

The Mingela branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association meets at the CWA Hall on the corner of Ravenswood Street and Towers Street.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Mingela - town in Charters Towers Region (entry 22195)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Mingela - locality in the Charters Towers Region (entry 49745)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Branch Locations". Queensland Country Women's Association. Retrieved 26 December 2018.

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