Haden, Queensland

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Haden
ToowoombaQueensland
Haden is located in Queensland
Haden
Haden
Coordinates 27°13′26″S 151°52′59″E / 27.224°S 151.883°E / -27.224; 151.883Coordinates: 27°13′26″S 151°52′59″E / 27.224°S 151.883°E / -27.224; 151.883
Population 195 (2016 census)[1]
Established 1955
Postcode(s) 4353
LGA(s) Toowoomba Region
State electorate(s) Condamine
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Haden:
Doctor Creek Djuan Djuan
Kilbirnie Haden Upper Pinelands
Kilbirnie Goombungee Bergen

Haden is a village in the Toowoomba Region local government area on the Darling Downs in Queensland, Australia. At the 2016 Australian Census, the village recorded a population of 195.[1]

Location[edit]

Haden is a small rural town approximately 50 kilometres (31 mi) north of Toowoomba and 185 kilometres (115 mi) north west from Brisbane. The town is set high on the Great Dividing Range, resulting in a high number of windy days. There is a picturesque lookout on the Haden-Maclagan Road to the west of the town.

History[edit]

Haden had been a thriving town with numerous pubs and stores at the turn of the 20th century. With the arrival of rail and Haden State School which was opened in 1912 the town prospered. It became an established place to live, as the surrounding land was ideal for cattle and dairy farming. With the rapid increase in technology and the decline of the dairy industry in Queensland due to deregulation, the population began to decline. Only a handful of farms continue to operate in the area, with the majority of farmers turning to cattle and crop production.[2]

Amenities[edit]

The village continues to be serviced by "The Haden Stores." Haden State School continues providing education for students from the village and predominantly the farms to the north-west. [3]The school opened on 20 May 1912. [4]Three churches and the Haden Hall also continue to operate.

Library services in Haden are provided by the Toowoomba Regional Council's mobile library service. The van visits Haden State School on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.[5]

Famous residents[edit]

7:30 Queensland host Jessica van Vonderen is a past pupil of Haden State School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "haden (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "School Profile". Haden State School. The State of Queensland. Archived from the original on 26 October 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Haden State School". Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Queensland schools opening dates". Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Mobile library". Toowoomba Regional Council. Archived from the original on 24 October 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2014.