Cambroon, Queensland

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Cambroon
Queensland
Cambroon is located in Queensland
Cambroon
Cambroon
Coordinates26°38′58″S 152°40′27″E / 26.6494°S 152.6741°E / -26.6494; 152.6741 (Cambroon (centre of locality))Coordinates: 26°38′58″S 152°40′27″E / 26.6494°S 152.6741°E / -26.6494; 152.6741 (Cambroon (centre of locality))
Population219 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density5.840/km2 (15.13/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4552
Area37.5 km2 (14.5 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
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 rural locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census Cambroon had a population of 219 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Cambroon is located on the Mary River. It is on the Maleny-Kenilworth Road. It is situated about 98 km 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.[4]

In 1887, 16,000 acres (6,500 ha) of land were resumed from the Cambroon pastoral run for the establishment of small farms. The land was offered for selection on 17 April 1887.[5]

Cambroon Provisional School opened on 5 February 1923 and became Cambroon State School on 1 December 1924. The school closed in May 1944.[6][7]

In the 2011 census, Cambroon had a population of 373 people.[8] The locality had a population density of around five persons per square kilometre. Almost all the people living in Cambroon speak English, and most people are married as well.

In the 2016 census Cambroon had a population of 219 people.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Cambroon (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Cambroon – locality in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48558)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Early History". Kenilworth Museum. Archived from the original on 24 June 2014. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Cambroon (entry 47856)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Proclamations under the New Land Acts". The Brisbane Courier. Queensland, Australia. 2 March 1877. p. 3. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 20 February 2020 – via Trove.
  6. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  7. ^ "Agency ID 8926, Cambroon State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  8. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Cambroon (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 June 2014. Edit this at Wikidata