Mount Perry, Queensland

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Mount Perry
Queensland
Mount Perry is located in Queensland
Mount Perry
Mount Perry
Coordinates 25°12′0″S 151°39′0″E / 25.20000°S 151.65000°E / -25.20000; 151.65000Coordinates: 25°12′0″S 151°39′0″E / 25.20000°S 151.65000°E / -25.20000; 151.65000
Population 631 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4671
Location
LGA(s) North Burnett Region
State electorate(s) Callide
Federal Division(s) Flynn

Mount Perry is a small town in the North Burnett Region in southeastern Queensland, Australia. Mount Perry is about 365 kilometres (227 mi) northwest of Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, and about 100 kilometres (62 mi) west of Bundaberg. At the 2006 census, Mount Perry and the surrounding area had a population of 431.[1]

It is a historically significant town nestled in a valley near Mount Perry, the area's highest mountain. Befitting its village-like status, there is just one general store, one petrol station, one post office (with bank agency), one primary school, two motels and one golf course.

Mount Perry was connected by a railway line to Bundaberg from 1884 until 1960.[2]

Mount Perry Post Office opened on 26 July 1871. It was known as Tenninering between 1882 and 1884.[3]

Gold mining continues to be an important industry in the area, while the popular Mount Perry Races remains a fixture on the calendars of many people in the area, especially Solomon Gold, a company that operate in the town.

Facilities[edit]

Mount Perry has a public library, art gallery and a bicentennial museum.

Heritage listings[edit]

Mount Perry has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Mount Perry (Perry Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
  2. ^ Rails to Mount Perry Milne, Rod Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin, August, 1998 pp294-301
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Masonic Lodge (entry 15540)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  5. ^ "Mount Perry Powder Magazine (entry 31913)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  6. ^ "St Patricks Church (entry 15539)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 

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