Boyne Island, Queensland

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Boyne Island
Queensland
Boyne Island is located in Queensland
Boyne Island
Boyne Island
Coordinates23°56′52″S 151°21′18″E / 23.9477°S 151.3550°E / -23.9477; 151.3550Coordinates: 23°56′52″S 151°21′18″E / 23.9477°S 151.3550°E / -23.9477; 151.3550
Population4,760 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density87.66/km2 (227.0/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4680
Area54.3 km2 (21.0 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s)Gladstone Region
State electorate(s)Gladstone
Federal Division(s)Flynn
Localities around Boyne Island:
South Trees South Trees Coral Sea
O'Connell Boyne Island Coral Sea
Wurdong Heights Tannum Sands Tannum Sands

Boyne Island is a town and locality in Queensland, Australia, 25 kilometres (16 mi) south of Gladstone. It is part of the local government area of Gladstone Region.[2] At the 2016 census, Boyne Island had a population of 4,760.[1]

Geography[edit]

It is located on the west bank of the Boyne River and, is a particular type of island called a holm, an island in a river or an estuary. It is bounded on the Eastern side by the Boyne River, for about 4 km and the South Trees Inlet,on the southern, for 9 Km, and western sides, for about 8 km Tannum Sands is located on the Eastern side of the mouth of the Boyne River spreading southward and is often referred to as Boyne Island's twin town.[3]

History[edit]

The town was named for the Boyne River, which was named by John Oxley in 1823.[2] Originally the island was used for sheep grazing, this was followed by small crops, horticulture, fishing and timber.

Boyne Island State School opened on 27 January 1953.[4]

Heritage listings[edit]

Boyne Island has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Economy[edit]

Today Boyne Island is primarily a residential centre for the nearby Boyne Island aluminium smelter and Gladstone industries.[citation needed]

Australia's largest aluminium smelter, Boyne Smelters Ltd., is located north of the town separated by a buffer zone.[citation needed]

Amenities[edit]

Entrance to Boyne Island Tannum Sands Golf Course

The 13 hole Boyne Island Tannum Sands Golf Course is located in Boyne Island adjacent to the Boyne River, in Jacaranda Drive.[7] Hole 12 in particular is challenging, with out-of-bounds and water hazard in strategic places.[7]

The Gladstone Regional Council operates a public library on Boyne Island at the corner of Wyndham & Hayes Avenue.[8]

Events[edit]

Boyne Island is home to the Boyne Tannum Hookup, which is a large fishing event held on the Labour Day long weekend in May each year. The event is held at Bray Park, which is on the river near the skate park. This event is very popular, with more than 3,000 entrants.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Boyne Island (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Boyne Island (entry 4230)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Map of Boyne Island, QLD 4680 | Whereis®". www.whereis.com. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland schools". Education Queensland. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  5. ^ "William Wyndhams gravesite and remnant orchard trees (entry 601811)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
  6. ^ "St Luke's Anglican Church (entry 600385)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
  7. ^ a b "Boyne Island-Tannum Sands Country Club". Retrieved 21 October 2014.
  8. ^ "Boyne Island Library". Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  9. ^ "About the Boyne Tannum Hookup". boynetannumhookup.com.au. Retrieved 6 December 2017.

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