Bald Knob, Queensland

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Bald Knob
Queensland
Bald Knob is located in Queensland
Bald Knob
Bald Knob
Coordinates26°46′57″S 152°54′30″E / 26.7825°S 152.9083°E / -26.7825; 152.9083 (Bald Knob (centre of locality))
Population253 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density12.59/km2 (32.60/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4552
Area20.1 km2 (7.8 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s)Glass House
Federal Division(s)Fisher
Suburbs around Bald Knob:
Balmoral Ridge Diamond Valley Mooloolah Valley
Maleny
Crohamhurst
Bald Knob Landsborough
Crohamhurst Peachester Mount Mellum

Bald Knob is a rural locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census Bald Knob had a population of 253 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Bald Knob is 78 kilometres (48 mi) north of Brisbane on the Blackall Range in the Sunshine Coast hinterland of South East Queensland.

Bald Knob has the following mountains:

History[edit]

Stump capping ceremony during the construction of the Bald Knob Public Hall, 1924

The locality takes its name from the mountain feature Bald Knob (), which was named by selector Samuel Burgess circa 1895, because the lightly forested "bald" feature stood out from the surrounding vine forest.[2][6]

Bald Knob Provisional School opened on 20 January 1902. On 1 January 1909 it became Bald Knob State School. It closed in August 1945.[7]

On Saturday 26 July 1924 a stump capping ceremony was held to celebrate the commencement of construction of the Bald Knob public hall.[8] The hall was officially opened on 18 October 1924 by Richard Warren, the Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Murrumba.[9]

In the 2011 census, Bald Knob recorded a population of 254 people.[10]

In the 2016 census Bald Knob had a population of 253 people.[1]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, Bald Knob recorded a population of 254 people, 49.6% female and 50.4% male.[10] The median age of the Bald Knob population was 51 years, 14 years above the national median of 37. 77% of people living in Bald Knob were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 6.7%, Portugal 1.6%, El Salvador 1.2%, Germany 1.2%, Canada 1.2%. 95.3% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.2% German, 1.2% Italian, 1.2% Spanish.[10]

Amenities[edit]

There are a number of parks in the area:

Attractions[edit]

Skipper Musk Teahouse Lookout is on the Landsborough Maleny Road (26°47′08″S 152°55′14″E / 26.7855°S 152.9205°E / -26.7855; 152.9205 (Skipper Musk Teahouse Lookout)) about halfway between the mountain peaks of Bald Knob and Wilkes Knob.[12] The name originates from a teahouse operated by Amelia Elizabeth Skipper (née Brown) and Daisy Georgina Musk (née Docwra) during the 1920s.[13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bald Knob (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Bald Knob – locality in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48504)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Mountain peaks and capes - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 12 November 2020. Archived from the original on 25 November 2020. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Bald Knob – mountain in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 1328)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Wilkes Knob – mountain in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 37497)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Bald Knob – mountain in the Sunshine Coast Region (entry 1328)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  7. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  8. ^ "Bald Knob Public Hall". Nambour Chronicle And North Coast Advertiser. XXI (1082). Queensland, Australia. 1 August 1924. p. 8. Archived from the original on 29 January 2021. Retrieved 27 July 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ "BALD KNOB HALL". The Brisbane Courier (20, 826). Queensland, Australia. 22 October 1924. p. 23. Archived from the original on 29 January 2021. Retrieved 27 July 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  10. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bald Knob (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 January 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  11. ^ a b c d "Land for public recreation - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 20 November 2020. Archived from the original on 22 November 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  12. ^ "Skipper Musk Teahouse Lookout (entry 45523)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  13. ^ "Skipper Musk Teahouse Lookout – lookout in Sunshine Coast Regional (entry 45523)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  14. ^ Johnston, John (25 January 2013). "The Skipper - Musk Tearooms" (PDF). Hinterland Grapevine Online: 7–8. Archived (PDF) from the original on 12 March 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2021.

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