Pentland, Queensland

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Pentland
Queensland
Pentland is located in Queensland
Pentland
Pentland
Coordinates 20°31′0″S 145°24′0″E / 20.51667°S 145.40000°E / -20.51667; 145.40000Coordinates: 20°31′0″S 145°24′0″E / 20.51667°S 145.40000°E / -20.51667; 145.40000
Postcode(s) 4816
Time zone AEST (UTC+10)
Location
LGA(s) Charters Towers Region
Region North Queensland
State electorate(s) Dalrymple
Federal Division(s) Kennedy

Pentland is a town in north-western Queensland. It is located in between Charters Towers and Hughenden, 240 kilometres (150 mi) from the North Queensland city of Townsville.

Pentland is about 140 kilometres (87 mi) away from the town of Hughenden. Hughenden has about 2000 people and Charters Towers has about 9000. Pentland's population is estimated to be 400 people.

In the east, a small section of the Campaspe River flows through Pentland. White Mountains National Park has been established in the north. The Cape River rises in the area. In the south is the salt lake known as Lake Buchanan

History[edit]

Bett's Creek Post Office opened on 7 October 1884. It was renamed Pentland in 1885.[1]

The 2013 Australian Federal Government budget included funds for a feasibility study on "the potential to develop land for sugarcane production, milling, ethanol and cogeneration infrastructure in the Pentland region."[2]

Long distance rail services
Preceding station   Queensland Rail   Following station
toward Townsville
The Inlander
toward Mount Isa

References[edit]

  1. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  2. ^ [1] Federal Budget, Commonwealth of Australia, published 14 May 2013