Fairyland, Queensland

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Fairyland
Queensland
Fairyland is located in Queensland
Fairyland
Fairyland
Coordinates26°31′41″S 150°56′01″E / 26.5280°S 150.9336°E / -26.5280; 150.9336Coordinates: 26°31′41″S 150°56′01″E / 26.5280°S 150.9336°E / -26.5280; 150.9336
Population67 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density0.2242/km2 (0.581/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4413
Area298.8 km2 (115.4 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s)Western Downs Region
State electorate(s)Callide
Federal Division(s)Maranoa
Suburbs around Fairyland:
Barakula Durah Burra Burri
Burncluith Fairyland Burra Burri
Pelican Canaga Jinghi

Fairyland is a rural locality in the Western Downs Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Fairyland had a population of 67 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Fairyland is a rural locality. The land in the northernmost part of the locality is part of Barakula State Forest, while the land in the southeastern part of the locality is part of Nudley State Forest.[3]

Nudley is a neighbourhood within Fairyland at 26°33′S 150°5′E / 26.550°S 150.083°E / -26.550; 150.083 (Nudley, Queensland).[4]

History[edit]

The locality name is presumably derived from the Fairyland pastoral run, which in 1863 had an estimated carrying capacity of 4,000 sheep.[5]

Nudley State School opened on 24 November 1913 and closed in 1956.[6][7]

Fairyland West Provisional School opened on 1 May 1941, becoming Fairland West State School on 26 April 1957. It closed in 1980.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Fairyland (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 November 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Fairyland - locality in Western Downs Region (entry 47698)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Nudley - unbounded locality in Western Downs Region (entry 24808)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  5. ^ "RUNS IN THE DISTRICT OF DARLING DOWNS". The Courier (Brisbane). XVIII, (1743). Queensland, Australia. 14 September 1863. p. 3. Retrieved 8 November 2018 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  6. ^ 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
  7. ^ "PUBLIC WORKS TENDERS". The Telegraph (12, 572). Queensland, Australia. 5 March 1913. p. 5. Retrieved 8 November 2018 – via National Library of Australia.

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