Haden, Queensland

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Haden
ToowoombaQueensland
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 348 (2011)[1]
Established 1955
Postcode(s) 4353
LGA(s) Toowoomba Region
Suburbs around Haden:
Doctor Creek Djuan Djuan
Kilbirnie Haden Upper Pinelands
Kilbirnie Goombungee Bergen

Haden is a small town in the Toowoomba Region local government area on the Darling Downs in Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 Australian Census the town recorded a population of 348.[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 township continues to be serviced by 'The Haden Stores' and Haden State School continues providing education for students from the town and predominantly the farms to the north-west. 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.[3]

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 (31 October 2012). "Haden (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "School Profile". Haden State School. The State of Queensland. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Mobile library". Toowoomba Regional Council. Retrieved 10 November 2014.