Haly Creek, Queensland

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Haly Creek
Taabinga Homestead (2002).jpg
Taabinga Homestead, 2002
Haly Creek is located in Queensland
Haly Creek
Haly Creek
Coordinates 26°41′41″S 151°43′33″E / 26.69472°S 151.72583°E / -26.69472; 151.72583Coordinates: 26°41′41″S 151°43′33″E / 26.69472°S 151.72583°E / -26.69472; 151.72583
Population 235 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4610
LGA(s) South Burnett Region
State electorate(s) Nanango
Federal Division(s) Maranoa
Suburbs around Haly Creek:
Benair Inverlaw Goodger
Kumbia Haly Creek Brooklands
Alice Creek Alice Creek Ellesmere

Haly Creek is a locality in the South Burnett Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2011 census, Haly Creek had a population of 235 people.[1]


Haly Creek flows from the south-west to the north of the locality where it enters the Stuart River, which forms the western boundary of the locality. The land is mostly flat at about 450 metres above sea level but with elevations rising to 520 metres. The land is almost entirely used for agriculture with crops dominating in the north of the locality and grazing in the south.[3]


The locality is named after the creek of the same name which is in turn named after Charles Robert Haly who established the Taabinga Station in the district.[2][4]

In August 1909, two acres were reserved for school purposes.[5] The school was built by Remhart and Bonding for £216/18/-.[6] Haly's Creek State School opened in 1910, being renamed Haly Creek State School in 1911. It closed in 1967.[7]

A postal receiving office opened at Haly Creek on 10 August 1912 but closed on 16 December 1924, reopening on 1 July 1925. A post office opened on 1 July 1927 and closed on 3 March 1955.[8]

Heritage listings[edit]

Haly Creek has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Haly Creek (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 April 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Haly Creek - locality (entry 46224)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Haly Creek - creek (entry 15256)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  5. ^ "NEW RESERVE". Queensland Times. LI, (7581). Queensland, Australia. 7 August 1909. p. 9 (DAILY). Retrieved 20 April 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ "Public Works". The Week. LXVII, (1, 746). Queensland, Australia. 11 June 1909. p. 23. Retrieved 20 April 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  8. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Taabinga Homestead (entry 600647)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 12 July 2013.

External links[edit]

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