Flaxton, Queensland

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Flaxton
Queensland
Flaxton.jpeg
View from Flaxton towards the Pacific Ocean
Population 884 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4560
LGA(s) Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s) Glass House
Federal Division(s) Fairfax
Suburbs around Flaxton:
Mapleton Mapleton Dulong
Obi Obi Flaxton Hunchy
Obi Obi Montville Hunchy

Flaxton is a rural locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] At the 2011 Australian Census the locality recorded a population of 884.[1]

History[edit]

The locality is named after Flaxton Hall Farm in the fens of Eastern England.[2] Joseph Dixon, who originally grew sugarcane at Buderim, selected land at Flaxton in 1882.[3] From 1892 the land was cleared so bananas and citrus fruit could be farmed.

A fruit-packing shed which could process the district's entire harvest was opened 1931.[3] A sawmill operated for more than 20 years before being burned down in 1956.[3]

Flaxton State School was established in 1967.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Flaxton (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 March 2015.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Flaxton (entry 47199)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Environmental Protection Agency (Queensland) (2000). Heritage Trails of the Great South East. State of Queensland. p. 133. ISBN 0-7345-1008-X. 
  4. ^ "D-F". Opening and closing dates of Queensland schools. Queensland Government. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 

External links[edit]

  • "Flaxton". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. 

Coordinates: 26°39′33″S 152°52′09″E / 26.65917°S 152.86917°E / -26.65917; 152.86917