Oakey, a medium sized town located in the eastern Darling Downs, lies just off the Warrego Highway between Toowoomba and Dalby and is named after the many she-oaks that grow in the district.
While the region was settled in the 1840's, it wasn't until 1867 when the railway line was extended, that the town developed into a centre for the local agricultural and beef industries and more recently a base for Australian army aviation.
The town itself is set amongst a series of rolling hills and black soil plains, has a recently upgraded town centre and a series of parks along Oakey Creek. In the area is the Acland Coal Museum (18km north), the Bernborough racing horse bronze statue and the Jondaryn Woolshed (heritage theme park - 22km north-west).
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Campbell Street, looking south-east in Oakey, April 2004.
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1 Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2016 Census QuickStats
Last updated: 23 Nov 2019 22:40
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