Mena Creek, Queensland

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Mena Creek
Queensland
Mena Creek is located in Queensland
Mena Creek
Mena Creek
Coordinates 17°40′22″S 145°55′19″E / 17.6727°S 145.9219°E / -17.6727; 145.9219Coordinates: 17°40′22″S 145°55′19″E / 17.6727°S 145.9219°E / -17.6727; 145.9219
Postcode(s) 4871
Area 25.9 km2 (10.0 sq mi)
LGA(s) Cassowary Coast Region
State electorate(s) Hill
Federal Division(s) Kennedy
Suburbs around Mena Creek:
Mamu Utchee Creek Germantown
Mamu Mena Creek Basilisk
Mamu Mamu Bombeeta

Mena Creek is a locality in the Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[1]

History[edit]

The locality took its name from the nearby creek, which is turn acquired its name from two possible origins:[1]

  • local resident, Mena Fallon (née Noone)
  • Mena Camp, Cairo, Egypt, near the Mena House Hotel, where the First Australian Imperial Forces had a training camp from December 1914 to April 1915 in preparation for the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli

Mena Creek Post Office opened on 10 February 1934.[2]

Heritage listings[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mena Creek - locality in Cassowary Coast Region (entry 45727)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 10 September 2017. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Paronella Park, Mena Creek Falls and Mena Creek Environmental Park (entry 602017)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 7 July 2013.