Benaraby, Queensland

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Benaraby
Queensland
Benaraby is located in Queensland
Benaraby
Benaraby
Coordinates 23°59′57″S 151°19′04″E / 23.99917°S 151.31778°E / -23.99917; 151.31778Coordinates: 23°59′57″S 151°19′04″E / 23.99917°S 151.31778°E / -23.99917; 151.31778
Population 594 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4680
Location 20 km (12 mi) S of Gladstone
LGA(s) Gladstone Region
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Flynn

Benaraby is a town and locality in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] The population of Benaraby at the 2006 census was 594.[1]

Geography[edit]

Benaraby is 20 kilometres south of Gladstone in Central Queensland. It is on the Boyne River and is the access point to Lake Awoonga.

History[edit]

Benaraby Post Office opened around 1912 (receiving offices known as Boyne Bridge, Boyne River, Annandale and Benaraby had been open from 1890) and closed in 1982.[4]

Originally a rural locality, in recent times it has become more of a residential suburb for the workers in Gladstone, Boyne Island and Tannum Sands.

Amenities[edit]

Benaraby contains 2 petrol stations, a primary school, a community hall, a nursery and three accommodation providers.

Benaraby State School is a public school located in Benaraby. It was established in 1886[5] and currently has 113 students from prep to year 7.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Benaraby (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-05-30. 
  2. ^ "Benaraby - town (entry 38878)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 24 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "Benaraby - locality (entry 46589)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 24 June 2017. 
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland schools". Department of Education and Training. Queensland Government. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2017.