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Eidsvold // is a small town in the North Burnett region of Queensland, Australia. It is situated on the Burnett Highway approximately 430 kilometres (270 mi) north of the state capital, Brisbane. The town is the self-proclaimed Beef Capital of the Burnett and is a hub for the regional cattle industry. At the 2006 census, Eidsvold had a population of 459.
The town is named for Eidsvold station, a nearby property. That in turn is named for Eidsvoll, Norway. The station was given this name by the Archer brothers, settlers who had land holdings in Norway. The Eidsvold run was licensed to Thomas Archer in June 1848. The Town Reserve, three miles east of the station homestead, was proclaimed 19 March 1890, and the post office opened 19 September 1887.
Eidsvold has a public library, RM Williams Australian bush learning centre, historical museum and complex, swimming pool, showground and bowling and golf clubs.
Eidsvold has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Eidsvold (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-10-25.
- Frew, Joan (1981) Queensland Post Offices 1842-1980 and Receiving Offices 1869-1927, p. 263. Fortitude Valley, Queensland: published by the author, ISBN 0-9593973-0-2
- "Eidsvold Homestead (entry 15264)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
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