Peachester, Queensland

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Sunshine CoastQueensland
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General store
Peachester is located in Queensland
Coordinates 26°51′S 152°53′E / 26.850°S 152.883°E / -26.850; 152.883Coordinates: 26°51′S 152°53′E / 26.850°S 152.883°E / -26.850; 152.883
Population 452 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4519
LGA(s) Sunshine Coast Region
County Canning
Parish Durundur
State electorate(s) Glass House
Federal Division(s) Fisher

Peachester is a small town located on the eastern slopes of the Conondale Range in the Sunshine Coast hinterland of Queensland, Australia. At the 2006 census, Peachester had a population of 452.[1]


Peachester was named when the town was surveyed in 1888 and it is thought that the name refers to peach trees which were growing at the river crossing. A public hall was built at the town in 1889, and was home to the Peachester school when it started in 1892. Early industries included dairying, timber felling for Grigor's sawmill and a case factory for fruit growers in the 1920s and post World War Two years.[2]

Peachester Post Office opened by 1918 (a receiving office had been open from 1895) and closed in 1974.[3]

Between the 1930s and 1950s, Peachester was known as the home of Inigo Jones, the long range weather forecaster.[2]

Heritage listings[edit]

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


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Peachester (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 July 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Peachester: Queensland Places". Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Peachester Public Dip (entry 30453)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-14. 

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