Entering Bauple, 2010
|Population||732 (2011 census)|
|• Density||8.927/km2 (23.120/sq mi)|
|Area||82.0 km2 (31.7 sq mi)|
|LGA(s)||Fraser Coast Region|
|Federal Division(s)||Wide Bay|
Bauple is principally flat farming land (elevation 50 metres) with Mount Bauple rising to 450 metres in the west of the locality with some hills (elevation 150 metres) in the north-east. The town is located centrally within the locality. The Bruce Highway passes through the location from south to north, bypassing the town to the east. The town is now accessed Bauple Drive, the former route of the Bruce Highway before the town was bypassed.
Sugarcane is the major crop in the area.
The town was originally called Raby but the name was changed to Bauple on 20 November 1896, named after Mount Bauple. Bauple is believed to be derived from an Aboriginal word baupval in the Kabi language referring to a frilled lizard. In the Dreamtime, the spirit of the lizard guarded the sacred place on the mountain where stone axes were obtained.
The Bauple State School is a co-education government primary school (P-6) located at 44 Forestry Road. In 2019 Bauple school has 34 students and 3 teachers, a thriving P&C and after school activities for kids at local Recreation Grounds. https://baupless.eq.edu.au/Pages/default.aspx
The Mount Bauple Museum is operated by the Mount Bauple and District Historical Society. One exhibit is a crocodile skin from a crocodile found in the Mary River near Owanyilla in 1964. The society have also restored a 1907 Fowler-built locomotive used at the Isis Sugar Mill, similar to one used at the Mount Bauple mill.
There is a self-guided heritage trail through the town passing 24 historic sites.
Notable people who come from or have resided in Bauple include:
- Charles Trussell, brass band composer
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