Sharon, Queensland

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Sharon
Queensland
Sharon is located in Queensland
Sharon
Sharon
Coordinates 24°52′34″S 152°14′45″E / 24.8761°S 152.2458°E / -24.8761; 152.2458Coordinates: 24°52′34″S 152°14′45″E / 24.8761°S 152.2458°E / -24.8761; 152.2458
Population 1,316 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density 24.33/km2 (63.00/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4670
Area 54.1 km2 (20.9 sq mi)
LGA(s) Bundaberg Region
State electorate(s) Burnett
Federal Division(s) Flynn
Suburbs around Sharon:
Meadowvale Meadowvale Meadowvale
South Kolan Sharon Oakwood
South Kolan Branyan Avoca

Sharon is a locality in the Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census Sharon had a population of 1,316 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Sharon is approximately eight kilometres west of Bundaberg towards Gin Gin. The Sharon Gorge is a further four kilometres along the highway, and is home to a tranquil area with rainforests, ferns, palms and orchids.[3]

Manoo[edit]

The neighbourhood of Manoo is located in the south-western area of Sharon (24°53′00″S 152°14′00″E / 24.8833°S 152.2333°E / -24.8833; 152.2333 (Manoo)); it takes its name from the former Manoo railway station on the now closed Mount Perry railway line. The name Manoo is an Aboriginal word meaning clear straight track.[4]

History[edit]

Mill workers in front of Sharon Sugar Mill, Bundaberg, circa 1890

The locality is named after the Sharon plain in Israel.[2]

In the 2011 census, Sharon had a population of 1,131 people.[5]

Heritage listings[edit]

Splitters Creek Railway Bridge

Sharon has the following heritage listings:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Sharon". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Sharon - locality in Bundaberg Region (entry 44766)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Sharon - Queensland". Queensland.com. Archived from the original on 17 January 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Manoo - unbounded locality in the Bundaberg Region (entry 20832)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  5. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Sharon". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 November 2015. Edit this at Wikidata
  6. ^ "Splitters Creek Railway Bridge (entry 600529)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 7 July 2013.

External links[edit]

  • "Sharon". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.