Mount Perry, Queensland

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Mount Perry
Queensland
Mount Perry is located in Queensland
Mount Perry
Mount Perry
Coordinates 25°12′0″S 151°39′0″E / 25.20000°S 151.65000°E / -25.20000; 151.65000Coordinates: 25°12′0″S 151°39′0″E / 25.20000°S 151.65000°E / -25.20000; 151.65000
Population 480 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4671
Location
LGA(s) North Burnett Region
State electorate(s) Callide
Federal Division(s) Flynn
Localities around Mount Perry:
Yarrol Wonbah
Boonboola
New Moonta
Nearum
Mungy Mount Perry Doughboy
Good Night
Mungy Yenda Mingo

Mount Perry is a small town and locality in the North Burnett Region in southeastern Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2011 census, Mount Perry had a population of 480 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Mount Perry is about 365 kilometres (227 mi) northwest of Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, and about 100 kilometres (62 mi) west of Bundaberg. The town is nestled in a valley near Mount Perry, the area's highest mountain.

History[edit]

Mount Perry Post Office opened on 26 July 1871. It was known as Tenninering between 1882 and 1884.[4][2]

Mount Perry was connected by a railway line to Bundaberg from 1884 until 1960.[5]

At the 2006 census, Mount Perry and the surrounding area had a population of 431.[6]

Economy[edit]

Gold mining continues to be an important industry in the area, especially Solomon Gold, a company that operates in the town, while the popular Mount Perry Races remains a fixture on the calendars of many people in the area.

Facilities[edit]

Mount Perry has a public library, art gallery and a bicentennial museum. There is just one general store, one petrol station, one post office (with bank agency), one primary school, two motels and one golf course.

Heritage listings[edit]

Mount Perry has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Mount Perry (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 August 2016.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Mount Perry - town (entry 44226)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 23 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Mount Perry - locality (entry 45395)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 23 August 2016. 
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Rails to Mount Perry Milne, Rod Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin, August, 1998 pp294-301
  6. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Mount Perry (Perry Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 July 2008. 
  7. ^ "Masonic Lodge (entry 600765)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Mount Perry Powder Magazine (entry 602782)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "St Patricks Church (entry 600764)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 

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