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Thangool QLD


Postcode: 4716

Thangool is a town in central Queensland, Australia. The town is located in the Banana Shire Local Government Area, 591 kilometres north west of the state capital, Brisbane and 12 kilometres south of the Shire administrative centre, Biloela. At the 2001 census, Thangool had a population of 325.

The Thangool area was originally home to the Gangulu Aboriginal people. The town was surveyed in 1925 and primitive shops constructed from corrugated iron and logs were established soon after. By the 1930s, a cotton boom had allowed the town to support two hotels, two butchers, two bakers, a picture theatre, a cordial factory, a blacksmith and a bank.

Local businesses include two hotels; the Red Steer Hotel and the Hotel Thangool, a service station, post office, carpenters, welders and an aircraft refuelling business.

The Thangool Airport services the Banana Shire area and the Thangool racecourse is one the largest racecourses in the area.