Eimeo, Queensland

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Eimeo
MackayQueensland
Eimeo is located in Queensland
Eimeo
Eimeo
Coordinates21°03′06″S 149°10′24″E / 21.05167°S 149.17333°E / -21.05167; 149.17333Coordinates: 21°03′06″S 149°10′24″E / 21.05167°S 149.17333°E / -21.05167; 149.17333
Population3,309 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s)4740
Location14 km (9 mi) N of Mackay
LGA(s)Mackay Region
State electorate(s)Whitsunday
Federal Division(s)Dawson
Suburbs around Eimeo:
Bucasia Coral Sea Dolphin Heads
Bucasia Eimeo Blacks Beach
Rural View Rural View Blacks Beach

Eimeo is a coastal town and suburb of Mackay, Queensland, the regional city of Mackay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] At the 2011 census, Eimeo had a population of 3309.[1]

History[edit]

The name Eimeo was derived from pastoral run name used by Jeremiah Downs Armitage, a pastoralist in the 1870s, possibly because of his birthplace in Tahiti, claimed to be Moorea (also called Eimeo).[2]

Eimeo Road State School opened on 5 February 1934.[4] It is the largest primary school in the Whitsunday Region, Mackay Region and Issac Region. It has a number of students there exceeding 1200. Its largest population ever recorded was 1264 in 2002.

Eimeo Post Office opened on 24 January 1949 and closed in 1972.[5]

Heritage listings[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Eimeo". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 July 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Eimeo - town in Mackay Region (entry 11412)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Eimeo - suburb in Mackay Region (entry 49724)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  5. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Mango Avenue (entry 602553)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 10 July 2013.