Bloomsbury, Queensland

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Bloomsbury
Queensland
Bloomsbury is located in Queensland
Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury
Coordinates20°42′22″S 148°35′41″E / 20.7061°S 148.5947°E / -20.7061; 148.5947Coordinates: 20°42′22″S 148°35′41″E / 20.7061°S 148.5947°E / -20.7061; 148.5947
Population598 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1.2824/km2 (3.3215/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4799
Area466.3 km2 (180.0 sq mi)
LGA(s)Mackay Region
State electorate(s)Whitsunday
Federal Division(s)Dawson
Localities around Bloomsbury:
Andromache Thoopara Lethebrook
Coral Sea
Bogie Bloomsbury Laguna Quays
Midge Point
Eungella Hinterland Yalboroo Mentmore

Bloomsbury is a town and coastal locality in the Mackay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2016 census, Bloomsbury had a population of 598 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

The Bruce Highway traverses the locality from south to north, passing through the town which is approximately in the centre of the locality. The North Coast railway also traverses the locality from south to north, running mostly parallel and immediately west of the highway, with the town serviced by the Bloomsbury railway station.[4][5]

The locality is a mixture of low-lying farming land, mostly used for sugarcane. There is a cane tramway through the locality to transport the harvested sugarcane to the local sugar mills. Other parts of the locality are mountainous and undeveloped.[4]

History[edit]

Bloomsbury State School opened on 16 May 1927.[6]

A postal receiving office opened at Bloomsbury around 1896, became a post office in March 1909, and closed around 1916. A second receiving office opened around 1925, became a post office in March 1926 and closed around 1993.[7][8]

Amenities[edit]

Bloomsbury State School is a primary (P-6) school for boys and girls operated by the Queensland Government at 8545 Bruce Highway. In 2016, the school had an enrolment of 80 students with 7 teachers (5 full-time equivalent) and 6 non-teaching staff (3 full-time equivalent). The school draws its students from both the Bloomsbury and adjacent Midge Point localities.[9]

The Mackay Regional Council operates a mobile library service on a fortnightly schedule at the Bruce Highway near the school.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bloomsbury (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 27 October 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Bloomsbury - town (entry 3220)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Bloomsbury - locality (entry 46764)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Bloomsbury - railway station in Mackay Region (entry 3222)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Bloomsbury (1)". Post Office Reference. Premier Postal. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Bloomsbury (2)". Post Office Reference. Premier Postal. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  9. ^ "2016 Annual Report" (PDF). Bloomsbury State School. Archived (PDF) from the original on 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Libraries: Contact/Opening Hours". Mackay Regional Council. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  11. ^ "Mobile Library Timetable 2017" (PDF). Mackay Regional Council. Retrieved 8 May 2017.

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