Moore, Queensland

Moore is a rural town and locality in the Somerset Region in South East Queensland, Australia.[2][3] Moore is 96 kilometres (60 mi) north-west of Brisbane.

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Moore is located in Queensland
Coordinates26°54′S 152°18′E / 26.900°S 152.300°E / -26.900; 152.300Coordinates: 26°54′S 152°18′E / 26.900°S 152.300°E / -26.900; 152.300
Population315 (2011 census)[1]
LGA(s)Somerset Region
State electorate(s)Nanango
Federal Division(s)Blair
Localities around Moore:
Benarkin North
Linville Sheep Station Creek
Benarkin Moore Harlin
Cherry Creek Colinton Colinton


Moore is situated at the base of the Balfour Range between Esk in the Brisbane River valley and Yarraman in the South Burnett. The Brisbane River passes through the locality from north to south passing to the east of the town centre. The D'Aguilar Highway runs from the south to the north-west of the locality. The western end of the locality is within the Benarkin State Forest.[4]

In the town centre, there was a railway station on the Brisbane Valley railway line but that line is now closed.


Students of Moore State School, ca. 1915

Duungidjawu (also known as Kabi Kabi, Cabbee, Carbi, Gabi Gabi) is an Australian Aboriginal language spoken on Duungidjawu country. The Duungidjawu language region includes the landscape within the local government boundaries of Somerset Region and Moreton Bay Region, particularly the towns of Caboolture, Kilcoy, Woodford and Moore.[5]

The town was originally known as Stanley Gate and then as Mooretown. In July 1910 the town took the name of Moore from its railway station, which was named after John and William Moore, graziers of Colinton.[2]

Moore Provisional School opened on 1 December 1904, becoming Moore State School in 1908. The school ceased operation on 31 December 2006 and was officially closed in December 2007.[6][7] The school was sold for $77,000 in 2012.[8] It was located at 1 School Street (26°53′32″S 152°17′31″E / 26.8923°S 152.2919°E / -26.8923; 152.2919 (Moore State School)).[9]

Moore Post Office opened by September 1905 (a receiving office had been open from 1903).[10]

In the 2011 census, Moore and the surrounding area had a population of 315 people.[1]

Heritage listingsEdit

Moore has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Moore". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 April 2014.  
  2. ^ a b "Moore (entry 22713)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Moore (entry 49220)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  5. ^   This Wikipedia article incorporates CC-BY-4.0 licensed text from: "Duungidjawu". Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages map. State Library of Queensland. Retrieved 23 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Agency ID5506, Moore State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  8. ^ Chilcott, Tanya; Vlasic, Kimberley (6 June 2013). "More than 100 school assets, including ovals and land for teacher accommodation, could be sold". Courier-Mail. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  9. ^ Chiclcott, Tanya; Vlasic, Kimberley (7 June 2013). "Full school asssets sale list". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  10. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  11. ^ "Stonehouse (entry 601626)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 12 July 2013.

External linksEdit

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