Halifax, Queensland

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Halifax
Queensland
Halifax is located in Queensland
Halifax
Halifax
Coordinates 18°34′56″S 146°17′07″E / 18.58222°S 146.28528°E / -18.58222; 146.28528Coordinates: 18°34′56″S 146°17′07″E / 18.58222°S 146.28528°E / -18.58222; 146.28528
Population 431 (2011)[1]
Established 1880
Postcode(s) 4850
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Hinchinbrook
State electorate(s) Hinchinbrook
Federal Division(s) Kennedy

Halifax is a town in the Shire of Hinchinbrook, Queensland, Australia,[2] on the Herbert River, 15 kilometres (9 mi) northeast of Ingham.

At the 2011 census, Halifax had a population of 431.[1]

Early history[edit]

August Anderssen, a blacksmith, purchased the land in 1880[3] after which time the land was turned into sugar plantations.

Halifax Post Office opened on 23 August 1886.[4]

Hunters display dead crocodiles, fish and snakes outside Robinson's Hotel, Halifax, in 1907

Local facilities[edit]

The town has a Town hall, public library and regular community markets.

Heritage listings[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Halifax (L)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Halifax". Place name details. Queensland Government. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Queensland places - Halifax, Queensland
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Row of Street Trees (entry 19468)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-09. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Halifax, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons