Cape Cleveland, Queensland

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Cape Cleveland
Population124 (2011 census)[1]
LGA(s)City of Townsville
State electorate(s)Burdekin
Federal Division(s)Dawson
Suburbs around Cape Cleveland:
Stuart Coral Sea Coral Sea
Nome Cape Cleveland Cungulla
Mount Elliot Cromarty Giru

Cape Cleveland is residential coastal suburb of the City of Townsville, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2011 census, Cape Cleveland had a population of 124 people.[1]


The area takes its name from the headland Cape Cleveland, named by Captain Cook on his first voyage to the Pacific in 1770. Cook gave no reason for the name, but it is possible it was in honour of John Clevland, a former Secretary to the British Admiralty.[2] Cook's original choice of name was "Iron Head", but this was crossed and replaced in a revision of his log shortly after leaving the cape.[3]

Heritage listings[edit]

Cape Cleveland has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Cape Cleveland". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 February 2016. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Cape Cleveland (entry 44581)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  3. ^ Beaglehole, J.C., ed. (1968). The Journals of Captain James Cook on His Voyages of Discovery, vol. I:The Voyage of the Endeavour 1768–1771. Cambridge University Press. p. 340. OCLC 223185477.
  4. ^ "Cape Cleveland Lightstation (entry 601794)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013.

Coordinates: 19°23′02″S 147°06′32″E / 19.384°S 147.109°E / -19.384; 147.109