Maidenwell, Queensland

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Maidenwell
Queensland
Maidenwell is located in Queensland
Maidenwell
Maidenwell
Coordinates 26°50′51″S 151°47′24″E / 26.8474°S 151.79°E / -26.8474; 151.79Coordinates: 26°50′51″S 151°47′24″E / 26.8474°S 151.79°E / -26.8474; 151.79
Postcode(s) 4615
Area 82.6 km2 (31.9 sq mi)
LGA(s) South Burnett Region
State electorate(s) Nanango
Federal Division(s) Maranoa
Localities around Maidenwell:
Wengenville Brooklands Tarong
Wengenville Maidenwell Neumgna
Pimpimbudgee Pimpimbudgee Pimpimbudgee

Maidenwell is a rural town and a locality in the South Burnett Region, Queensland, Australia.[1][2] At the 2011 Australian Census the town recorded a population of 458.[3]

History[edit]

Pioneer settler John King dug the first well in the district, hence the name Maidenwell.[1]

Maidenwell Post Office opened in 1906 (a receiving office named Pinpinbugie had been open from 1900) and closed in 1978.[4]

The Maidenwell Community Library opened in 2000.[5]

Heritage listings[edit]

Maidenwell has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Tourism[edit]

Coomba Falls is located about 2 kilometres east of the town. There is a deep cold pool at the base of the falls surrounded by granite cliffs. It is a popular tourist spot for picnicking, swimming, birdwatching and photography.[7]

Facilities[edit]

The South Burnett Regional Council operates a library at the C.W.A Hall.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Maidenwell - town in South Burnett Region (entry 20605)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Maidenwell - locality in South Burnett Region (entry 46238)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Maidenwell (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 July 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Public Libraries Statistical Bulletin 2016-17" (PDF). Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. November 2017. p. 17. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  6. ^ "King's Boarding House (former) (entry 602747)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Coomba Falls, Maidenwell - Southern QLD Country". Southern Qld Country. Retrieved 2015-10-26.
  8. ^ "Maidenwell Library". Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. 6 May 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2018.