Albinia, Queensland

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Albinia
Queensland
Albinia is located in Queensland
Albinia
Albinia
Coordinates24°26′42″S 148°23′33″E / 24.445°S 148.3925°E / -24.445; 148.3925Coordinates: 24°26′42″S 148°23′33″E / 24.445°S 148.3925°E / -24.445; 148.3925
Population112 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density0.1049/km2 (0.2718/sq mi)
Area1,067.4 km2 (412.1 sq mi)
LGA(s)Central Highlands Region
State electorate(s)Gregory
Federal Division(s)Flynn
Suburbs around Albinia:
Cairdbeign Orion Lowesby
Wealwandangie Albinia Rolleston
Consuelo Consuelo Consuelo

Albinia is a locality in the Central Highlands Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Albinia had a population of 112 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

The western part of the locality is mountainous with individual peaks such as Mount Hope at 596 metres (1,955 ft) and Mount Kelman at 470 metres (1,540 ft).[3][4] The eastern part of the locality falls toward the east to elevations of 200 metres (660 ft).[5] The Mount Hope State Forest is in the western part of the locality including the mountain itself.

A number of creek flow from west to east across the locality including Albinia Creek. These creeks are tributaries of the Comet River and ultimately contribute to the Fitzroy River which flows into the Coral Sea.[5][6]

The large Rolleston coal mine is operated by Glencore Coal in centre of the locality. The mine is supported by a number of dams and other infrastructure. A branch of the Blackwater railway system provides transport for the coal.[5]

To the east of the mine is the Albinia National Park.[7]

History[edit]

The locality and creek are believed to derive their names from the Albinia Downs, which was named by Ludwig Leichhardt on 28 December 1844 during his overland journey from Moreton Bay to Port Essington in the Northern Territory.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Albinia (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Albinia - locality in Central Highlands Region (entry 46907)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Mount Hope - mountain in the Central Highlands Region (entry 16121)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Mount Kelman - mountain in the Central Highlands Region (entry 17894)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  5. ^ a b c "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Albinia Creek - watercourse in the Central Highlands Region (entry 234)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Albinia National Park - state forest in Central Highlands Region (entry 49137)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 23 April 2019.