Boyne Island, Queensland

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Boyne Island
Queensland
Boyne Island is located in Queensland
Boyne Island
Boyne Island
Coordinates 23°56′S 151°21′E / 23.933°S 151.350°E / -23.933; 151.350Coordinates: 23°56′S 151°21′E / 23.933°S 151.350°E / -23.933; 151.350
Population 4,406 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4680
Location
LGA(s) Gladstone Regional Council
State electorate(s) Gladstone
Federal Division(s) Flynn

Boyne Island is a town in Queensland, Australia, 25 kilometres (16 mi) south of Gladstone. It is part of the local government area of Gladstone Region.[2] At the 2011 census, Boyne Island has a population of 4,406.[1]

Geography[edit]

It is located on the west bank of the Boyne River and is made an island by the adjoining South Trees Inlet meeting the river at the islands southern tip. Tannum Sands is located on the southern side of the mouth of the Boyne River and is often referred to as Boyne Island's twin town.

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.

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.

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

Amenities[edit]

The Boyne Island Library is at the corner of Wyndham and Hayes Avenues; it is operated by the Gladstone Regional Council.[5]

The 13 hole Boyne Island Tannum Sands Golf Course is located in Boyne Island adjacent to the Boyne River, in Jacaranda Drive.[6] Hole 12 in particular is challenging, with out-of-bounds and water hazard in strategic places.[6]

Events[edit]

Boyne Island is home to the Boyne Tannum Hookup, which is a large fishing event held on the Queens Birthday long weekend. 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Boyne Island (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Boyne Island (entry 4230)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "William Wyndhams gravesite and remnant orchard trees (entry 601811)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "St Luke's Anglican Church (entry 600385)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Contact us". Gladstone Regional Libraries. Gladstone Regional Council. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Boyne Island-Tannum Sands Country Club". Retrieved 21 October 2014. 

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