Didcot, Queensland

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Didcot
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Didcot, 2008
Didcot is located in Queensland
Didcot
Didcot
Coordinates25°28′04″S 151°51′49″E / 25.4677°S 151.8636°E / -25.4677; 151.8636 (Didcot (centre of locality))Coordinates: 25°28′04″S 151°51′49″E / 25.4677°S 151.8636°E / -25.4677; 151.8636 (Didcot (centre of locality))
Population60 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density0.48/km2 (1.23/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4621
Area126.0 km2 (48.6 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)North Burnett Region
State electorate(s)Callide
Federal division(s)Flynn
Suburbs around Didcot:
Wateranga Wateranga Coringa
Mount Steadman Didcot Degilbo
Wilson Valley
Gooroolba
Coalstoun Lakes Biggenden

Didcot is a rural locality in the North Burnett Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census Didcot had a population of 60 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

The now-closed Mungar-Monto railway line passed through Didcot from west to east with two now-abandonded railway stations serving the locality:

Didcot has the following mountains:

Mount Shamrock is a former mining tow in the north-east of the locality (25°26′17″S 151°55′31″E / 25.4381°S 151.9252°E / -25.4381; 151.9252 (Mount Shamrock (neighbourhood))), immediately south of the mountain of the same name.[9][10]

History[edit]

Mount Shamrock Provisional School opened on 24 February 1890, closing circa 1894. The school reopened on 7 April 1896 as Mount Shamrock Provisional School. On 1 January 1909, it became Mount Shamrock State School. It closed circa 1935.[11]

Didcot Provisional School opened on 23 November 1908. On 1 January 1909, it became Didcot State School. It closed in 1967.[11]

In the 2011 census, Didcot had a population of 287 people.[12]

In the 2016 census Didcot had a population of 60 people.[1]

Heritage listings[edit]

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

Economy[edit]

There are a number of homesteads in the locality:[15]

Education[edit]

There are no schools in Didcot. The nearest primary schools are Coalstoun Lakes State School in neighbouring Coalstoun Lakes to the south and Biggenden State School in neighbouring Biggenden to the south-east. The nearest secondary schools are Biggenden State School (to Year 10) and Burnett State College (to Year 12) in Gayndah to the south-west.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Didcot (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Didcot – locality in North Burnett Region (entry 45342)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Railway stations and sidings - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 2 October 2020. Archived from the original on 5 October 2020. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Didcot – railway station in North Burnett Region (entry 9921)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Chowey – railway station in North Burnett Region (entry 7167)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Mountain peaks and capes - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 12 November 2020. Archived from the original on 25 November 2020. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  7. ^ "Mount Melville – mountain in North Burnett Region (entry 21578)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  8. ^ "Mount Shamrock – mountain in North Burnett Region (entry 30561)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  9. ^ "Mount Shamrock – locality unbounded in North Burnett Regional (entry 41999)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  10. ^ "Geological sketch map Mount Shamrock, 1901". Queensland Historical Atlas (Map). University of Queensland. Archived from the original on 28 March 2022. Retrieved 25 July 2022.
  11. ^ a b Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  12. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Didcot (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 August 2016. Edit this at Wikidata
  13. ^ a b "North Burnett Local Heritage Register" (PDF). North Burnett Regional Council. Archived (PDF) from the original on 16 August 2019. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  14. ^ "Deep Creek Railway Bridge, Chowey (entry 600031)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  15. ^ "Homesteads - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 18 November 2020. Archived from the original on 24 November 2020. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  16. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 5 February 2021.

External links[edit]

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