Mount Britton, Queensland

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Mount Britton
Queensland
Mount Britton is located in Queensland
Mount Britton
Mount Britton
Coordinates 21°25′S 148°36′E / 21.417°S 148.600°E / -21.417; 148.600Coordinates: 21°25′S 148°36′E / 21.417°S 148.600°E / -21.417; 148.600
Population 255 (2006 census)[1]
Established 1881
Postcode(s) 4742
Location
  • 994 km (618 mi) NW of Brisbane
  • 123 km (76 mi) SW of Mackay
  • 43 km (27 mi) NW of Nebo
LGA(s) Isaac Regional Council
State electorate(s) Mirani
Federal Division(s) Capricornia

Mount Britton is a historical township in Nebo Shire, Queensland, Australia. The township began in 1881 with the discovery of a gold field, and at its height had a population of 1500 inhabitants. Mount Britten Post Office opened on 1 June 1881 and closed in 1912.[2]

At the 2006 census, Mount Britton and the surrounding area had a population of 255.[1]

When alluvial and shallow reef gold diminished by the late 1880s, the town experienced a decline and was eventually abandoned. It currently exists as a historical site.

Historical aspects of Mount Britton are recorded in Lyall Ford's book Below These Mountains: The Adventures of John Henry Mills Pioneer Photographer and Gold Miner.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Mount Britton (Nebo Shire)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2009-05-03. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Below These Mountains. Lyall Ford. Taipan Press.

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