Richmond, Queensland

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Richmond
Queensland
Richmond is located in Queensland
Richmond
Richmond
Location in Queensland
Coordinates 20°43′50″S 143°08′32″E / 20.73056°S 143.14222°E / -20.73056; 143.14222Coordinates: 20°43′50″S 143°08′32″E / 20.73056°S 143.14222°E / -20.73056; 143.14222
Population 554 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4822
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Richmond
State electorate(s) Mount Isa
Federal Division(s) Kennedy

Richmond is a town in western Queensland, Australia. The town is located on the Flinders Highway, 498 kilometres (309 mi) west of Townsville and 406 kilometres (252 mi) east of Mount Isa. It is the administrative centre of the Richmond Shire. At the 2006 census, Richmond had a population of 554.[1]

The Flinders River forms the northern boundary of the town. Traditionally, the two biggest industries in Richmond are sheep- and cattle-farming, however tourism is an increasingly important aspect of the local economy. In addition to being a major transit stop on the Flinders Highway, recent paleontological discoveries have unearthed the fossils of prehistoric marine creatures, some of which are on display in Richmond.

Heritage listings[edit]

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

Facilities[edit]

Richmond has a public library, golf course, bowling club, swimming facilities, race course, caravan park, tourist information centre and a fossil museum named Kronosaurus Korner.[3]

Transport[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Richmond (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-09-23. 
  2. ^ "St John the Baptist Anglican Church Complex (entry 16907)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  3. ^ "Richmond". Centre for the Government of Queensland. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 

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