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Thargomindah

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Thargomindah is a town in South West Queensland, Australia on the Adventure Way, approximately 1100km west of the state capital, Brisbane, 200km west of the town of Cunnamulla. Thargomindah is the administrative centre for the Shire of Bulloo and lies on the Bulloo River. At the, Thargomindah had a population of 203.FacilitiesAn information centre is located in the historic mud brick building of the former hospital. The collection and arrangement of antique household items is a local attraction. The present hospital, located on Dowling Street, is run by dual Directors of Nursing, Alan Thompson and Chris Dodd. Sports grounds, caravan park and the powerhouse demonstration are available. The nearby river offers trees and water biotopes in the vicinity. Thargomindah has a public library open to the general public.Heritage listingsThargomindah has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: Bulloo River: Dr Ludwig Becker's Grave Nappa Merrie Station: Burke and Wills Dig Tree Wilson Street: Noccundra HotelWaterThargomindah has a pressurised hot spring from a bore into the Great Artesian Basin and has produced hydroelectric power from the basin in the past. After 2 years of drilling, a good supply of water was found in 1893. The temperature was 86°C. In 1924, it was recorded that the bore had a daily output of 2500m3 and today of 1300m3 at 84°C. There is a plentiful water supply for the population and the arid area available for irrigation in front and backyards and public warm showers are provided.
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