|Population||630 (2011 census)|
|LGA(s)||North Burnett Region|
Eidsvold (//) is a small town and locality in the North Burnett Region of Queensland, Australia. The town is the self-proclaimed Beef Capital of the Burnett and is a hub for the regional cattle industry. In the 2011 census, Eidsvold had a population of 630 people.
Eidsvold is situated on the Burnett Highway approximately 430 kilometres (270 mi) north of the state capital, Brisbane. The highway passes through the locality from the south-east to the north-east, passing through the town's main street (Moreton Street). The Mungar Junction to Monto branch railway passes from south-east to north-east through the locality, roughly parallel to the highway; the Eidsvold railway station serves the town.
The town is named for Eidsvold Station, a nearby property, that is named for Eidsvoll, Norway (using the pre-1918 spelling) where the Norwegian Constitution was signed in 1814. The station was given this name by the Archer brothers, Scottish settlers who also had land holdings in Norway. The Eidsvold run was licensed to Thomas Archer in June 1848. The Town Reserve, 3 miles (4.8 km) east of the station homestead, was proclaimed 19 March 1890, and the post office opened 19 September 1887.
Eidsvold has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
Eidsvold has an R. M. Williams Australian bush learning centre, historical museum and complex, swimming pool, showground and bowling and golf clubs.
The North Burnett Regional Council operate a public library at 36 Moreton Street.
The historical museum pays tribute to the 62 soldiers from the Eidsvold area that served in the First World War. Displays include photographs, medals and the Shire of Eidsvold Honour Board.
- David and Thomas Archer, pioneer settlers
- Jim Burrows, Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
- Percy Byrnes, Member of the Victorian Legislative Council
- David Farrell, Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
- George Farrell, Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
- George Halford, Anglican bush brother and bishop of Rockhampton
- Lindsay Hartwig, (politician)
- Nev Hewitt, Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
- William Forster McCord, Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
- Lloyd McDermott, Australia's first indigenous barrister and Australian rugby union player
- Maureen Watson, Indigenous activist
- R. M. Williams, bushman and entrepreneur
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