Commissioners Flat

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Commissioners Flat
Queensland
Commissioners Flat is located in Queensland
Commissioners Flat
Commissioners Flat
Coordinates26°52′24″S 152°50′30″E / 26.8733°S 152.8416°E / -26.8733; 152.8416 (Commissioners Flat (centre of locality))Coordinates: 26°52′24″S 152°50′30″E / 26.8733°S 152.8416°E / -26.8733; 152.8416 (Commissioners Flat (centre of locality))
Population28 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density2.20/km2 (5.71/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4514
Area12.7 km2 (4.9 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)Glass House
Federal Division(s)Longman
Suburbs around Commissioners Flat:
Cedarton Peachester Peachester
Cedarton Commissioners Flat Peachester
Stanmore Woodford Glass House Mountains

Commissioners Flat is a rural locality in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census Commissioners Flat had a population of 28 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

The eastern border is marked by the Stanley River. Peachester State Forest occupies the eastern half of Commissioners Flat.

Burgalba Lagoon is a waterhole (26°51′38″S 152°49′41″E / 26.8605°S 152.8280°E / -26.8605; 152.8280 (Burgalba Lagoon)). The lagoon is significant for the Dallambara, who were a clan of the Jinibara people. It was a place of testing young men and making rain. It was the home of Gairwar the rainbow serpent and a source of magic stones. The name Burgalba means "box tree".[3]

History[edit]

It was named after Stephen Simpson, the Queensland commissioner of lands, who used the area as a camp site in the mid-19th century.[2] Although the normal rules of English grammar would suggest that the locality name should be spelled with a possessive apostrophe, the official titles of place names in Queensland do not include that particular punctuation.[4]

In the 2016 census Commissioners Flat had a population of 28 people.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Commissioners Flat (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Commissioners Flat – locality in Moreton Bay Region (entry 45486)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Burgalba Lagoon – waterhole in Moreton Bay Regional (entry 48276)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  4. ^ "(Place) Naming principles". Queensland Government. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2014.