Flaxton, Queensland

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Flaxton
Queensland
Flaxton.jpeg
View from Flaxton towards the Pacific Ocean, 2012
Flaxton is located in Queensland
Flaxton
Flaxton
Coordinates26°39′34″S 152°52′09″E / 26.6594°S 152.8691°E / -26.6594; 152.8691Coordinates: 26°39′34″S 152°52′09″E / 26.6594°S 152.8691°E / -26.6594; 152.8691
Population931 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density80.3/km2 (207.9/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4560
Area11.6 km2 (4.5 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
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] In the 2016 census, Flaxton had a population of 931 people.[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 Provisional School No 1742 opened on February 1922, closing in 1967.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Flaxton (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Flaxton - locality in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48636)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  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. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  5. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.

External links[edit]

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