Jackson, Queensland

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St Faith's Anglican church
Jackson is located in Queensland
Coordinates 26°39′S 149°37′E / 26.650°S 149.617°E / -26.650; 149.617Coordinates: 26°39′S 149°37′E / 26.650°S 149.617°E / -26.650; 149.617
Population 171 (2006 census)[1]
Established 1890 (approx.)
Postcode(s) 4426
LGA(s) Maranoa Region
State electorate(s) Warrego
Federal Division(s) Maranoa

Jackson is a town in the Maranoa local government area in South West Queensland, Australia. The town's economy was based on the rail industry. At the 2006 census, Jackson had a population of 171. The town has a small public library that services the community.[1]

March 2010, looking to the nor-nor-east.

Australia's largest onshore oil field is located at similarly named Jackson Oil Fields; however, it is located in a different area of the state approximately 160 kilometres (99 mi) west of Thargomindah (http://mulgatraining.com.au/bullooshire/travel/Jackson.htm).[2] The field was discovered in 1981 and contains 350 million barrels of oil, of which just under one third is recoverable.[2]


Jackson Post Office opened by July 1908 (a receiving office had been open from 1887) and closed in 1988.[3]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Jackson (Bendemere Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Nigel Wilson (2 October 2007). "Innamincka's results fire share surge". The Australian. News Limited. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.