Cambroon, Queensland

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Cambroon
Queensland
Cambroon is located in Queensland
Cambroon
Cambroon
Coordinates 26°38′57″S 152°40′26″E / 26.64917°S 152.67389°E / -26.64917; 152.67389Coordinates: 26°38′57″S 152°40′26″E / 26.64917°S 152.67389°E / -26.64917; 152.67389
Population 373 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 4.953/km2 (12.829/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4552
Area 75.3056 km2 (29.1 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s) Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s) Glass House
Federal Division(s) Fisher
Suburbs around Cambroon:
Kenilworth Kenilworth Kenilworth
Kenilworth Cambroon Curramore
Kenilworth Conondale Conondale

Cambroon is a locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2011 census, Cambroon had a population of 373 people.[1] The locality has a population density of around five persons per square kilometer. Almost all the people living in Cambroon speak English, and most people are married as well.

Geography[edit]

Cambroon is located on the Mary River. It is on the Maleny-Kenilworth Road. It is situated about 98km away from Brisbane.

History[edit]

Cambroon takes its name from the pastoral run of the same name, which was established in 1855 by J. D. MacTaggart.[3] The name of the pastoral run is believed to be the name of an Aboriginal leader at the time of first contact.[2]

Cambroon Provisional School opened on 5 February 1923 and was upgraded to a state school on 1 December 1924. The school closed in May 1944.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Cambroon (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 June 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Cambroon (entry 47856)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Early History". Kenilworth Museum. Archived from the original on 24 June 2014. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0 
  5. ^ "Agency ID8926, Cambroon State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 8 June 2014.