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 Isaac Region but is no longer within the boundaries of the Eimeo but within the neighbouring suburbs of Rural View.

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.