Happy Valley, Queensland (Fraser Island)

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Happy Valley
Queensland
Happy Valley, Fraser Island, 2004.jpg
Beach at Happy Valley, 2004
Happy Valley is located in Queensland
Happy Valley
Happy Valley
Coordinates25°20′15″S 153°12′02″E / 25.3375°S 153.2005°E / -25.3375; 153.2005Coordinates: 25°20′15″S 153°12′02″E / 25.3375°S 153.2005°E / -25.3375; 153.2005
Postcode(s)4581
LGA(s)Fraser Coast Region
State electorate(s)Hervey Bay
Federal Division(s)Wide Bay

Happy Valley is a town in the locality of Fraser Island in the Fraser Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[1]

Geography[edit]

Advertising for the Happy Valley tourist resort, 9 February 1935

Fraser Island (the island) is divided into two localities, one very small one, Eurong, and very large one called Fraser Island (the locality) with Happy Valley its only town. Happy Valley is approximately halfway along the east coast of Fraser Island facing the Pacific Ocean.[2]

History[edit]

Huts at Happy Valley, circa 1935

From August 1934, tourists started coming to the Fraser Island Tourist Resort, a group of huts "offering every comfort and convenience" at Happy Valley.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Happy Valley - town in Fraser Coast Region (entry 15356)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  3. ^ "TOURIST AGENCY". Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay And Burnett Advertiser (20, 149). Queensland, Australia. 23 February 1935. p. 5. Retrieved 18 October 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ "Advertising". Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay And Burnett Advertiser (20, 137). Queensland, Australia. 9 February 1935. p. 7. Retrieved 18 October 2017 – via National Library of Australia.

External links[edit]

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