Gargett, Queensland

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Gargett
Queensland
Gargett is located in Queensland
Gargett
Gargett
Coordinates 21°10′S 148°45′E / 21.167°S 148.750°E / -21.167; 148.750Coordinates: 21°10′S 148°45′E / 21.167°S 148.750°E / -21.167; 148.750
Postcode(s) 4741
Location
LGA(s) Mackay Regional Council
State electorate(s) Mirani
Federal Division(s) Capricornia

Gargett is a locality in the Mackay Region, Queensland, Australia.[1]

Geography[edit]

Gargett is in east central Queensland, located 52 kilometres (32 mi) from Mackay.

History[edit]

The locality takes its name from the Gargett railway station, which in turn was named (but misspelled) after John Garget, a railway construction contractor.[1]

The railway from Paget reached Gargett in 1902.[2] It was a busy station during the sugar crushing season. Gargett Post Office opened by October 1910 (a receiving office had been open from 1909).[3]

Amenities[edit]

The Mackay Regional Council operates a mobile library service on a fortnightly schedule at Mackay-Eungella Road.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gargett (entry 46788)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Recollections of the Netherdale Line Scott, Glen Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin, February, 1992 pp27-41
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Libraries: Contact/Opening Hours". Mackay Regional Council. Retrieved 28 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "Mobile Library Timetable 2017" (PDF). Mackay Regional Council. Retrieved 8 May 2017.