Brandon, Queensland

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Brandon
Queensland
Brandon is located in Queensland
Brandon
Brandon
Coordinates 19°34′S 147°22′E / 19.567°S 147.367°E / -19.567; 147.367Coordinates: 19°34′S 147°22′E / 19.567°S 147.367°E / -19.567; 147.367
Population 1,267 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4808
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Burdekin
State electorate(s) Burdekin
Federal Division(s) Dawson
Localities around Brandon:
Barratta Colevale Alva
Barratta Brandon Ayr
Barratta Airville McDesme

Brandon, Queensland is a small town and locality in the Shire of Burdekin, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2011 census, Brandon had a population of 1,267 people.[1]

Economy[edit]

Kalamia Sugar Mill, 1901

Brandon is a sugarcane growing area with underground water supplies to irrigate crops. The Kalamia sugar mill in Brandon is operated by Wilmar Sugar Australia.[4]

History[edit]

Brandon Post Office opened on 6 September 1883.[5]

At the 2006 census, Brandon had a population of 783.[6]

Heritage listings[edit]

Brandon has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Brandon". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Brandon - town (entry 4348)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Brandon - locality (entry 44667)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Wilmar Sugar Mills - Our Mills". www.wilmarsugarmills.com. Retrieved 2015-10-27. 
  5. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  6. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Brandon (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "St Patrick's Catholic Church (former) (entry 600372)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 

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