Beaconsfield, Queensland

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Beaconsfield
MackayQueensland
Beaconsfield is located in Queensland
Beaconsfield
Beaconsfield
Coordinates21°05′20″S 149°10′01″E / 21.08889°S 149.16694°E / -21.08889; 149.16694Coordinates: 21°05′20″S 149°10′01″E / 21.08889°S 149.16694°E / -21.08889; 149.16694
Population5,490 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)4740
Location
LGA(s)Mackay Region
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Dawson
Suburbs around Beaconsfield:
Rural View Rural View Blacks Beach
Richmond Beaconsfield Andergrove
Mount Pleasant Mount Pleasant North Mackay

Beaconsfield is a suburb of Mackay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] It is located 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) north of Mackay. At the 2011 census, it had a population of 4,934.[3]

History[edit]

The suburb was named after the Beaconsfield sugar plantation. It had a sugar crushing mill from about 1882 to 1893.[4]

The Mackay Golf Club was established in 1928. It is located on the Mackay-Buchasia Road.[5]

Education[edit]

Beaconsfield State School was opened on 1 January 1999.[6] The C&K Beaconsfield Community Kindergarten is on-site at the Beaconsfield State School.[7] The Mackay District Special School, formerly Kewarra State Special School, is also located in Beaconsfield and opened on 21 February, 1987[8]. It is available for students with a diverse range of abilities and special education requirements from Prep to Year 12[9].

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Beaconsfield (Qld) (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Beaconsfield (entry 46760)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Beaconsfield (Qld)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 March 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ "Beaconsfield". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
  5. ^ "About the Mackay Golf Club". Mackay Golf Club. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
  6. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Beaconsfield State School". Beaconsfield State School. January 2018. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Education Queensland". August 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Mackay District Special School". Mackay District Special School. January 2018. Retrieved 2 February 2018.

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