Mount Stuart, Queensland

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Mount Stuart
Queensland
Mount Stuart is located in Queensland
Mount Stuart
Mount Stuart
Coordinates19°22′44″S 146°46′33″E / 19.3788°S 146.7758°E / -19.3788; 146.7758Coordinates: 19°22′44″S 146°46′33″E / 19.3788°S 146.7758°E / -19.3788; 146.7758
Population0 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density0.000/km2 (0.000/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4811
Area74.7 km2 (28.8 sq mi)
LGA(s)City of Townsville
State electorate(s)Burdekin
Federal Division(s)Kennedy
Suburbs around Mount Stuart:
Condon Douglas Murray
Rasmussen Mount Stuart Roseneath
Kelso Ross River Oak Valley

Mount Stuart is a locality in the City of Townsville, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Mount Stuart had no population.[1]

Geography[edit]

The Ross River forms the western boundary of the locality. The Ross River Dam is at the south-west of the locality which forms Lake Ross which is the south-western boundary of the locality. The terrain is mountainous rising to the peak of Mount Stuart (584 metres) (19°20′36″S 146°46′50″E / 19.3433°S 146.7805°E / -19.3433; 146.7805 (Mount Stuart)). There is a lookout at the top of the mountain with views over the Townsville area. It is accessed via the Mount Stuart Road which commences at Stuart Drive in neighbouring Roseneath. As at November 2018, the locality is otherwise undeveloped.[3]

History[edit]

The mountain and hence the locality were named after Clarendon Stuart, a surveyor who undertook the first survey of the Town of Bowen in 1861. He also surveyed the first allotments in Townsville in 1865. In 1868 he worked in Gympie as the Gold Commissioner. Then he moved to New South Wales working in the office of the New South Wales Surveyor-General in 1884. From 1887 to his retirement in 1892, he was a clerk and schoolmaster at Bathurst Gaol. He was also a well-respected amateur artist who held several exhibitions. He died in Sydney in 1912.[2][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mount Stuart (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Mount Stuart - locality in City of Townsville (entry 44613)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Mount Stuart - mountain in the City of Townsville (entry 32698)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 16 November 2018.