New Auckland

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New Auckland
Queensland
New Auckland is located in Queensland
New Auckland
New Auckland
Coordinates 23°53′00″S 151°14′12″E / 23.88333°S 151.23667°E / -23.88333; 151.23667Coordinates: 23°53′00″S 151°14′12″E / 23.88333°S 151.23667°E / -23.88333; 151.23667
Population 5,085 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4680
Location
LGA(s) Gladstone Region
State electorate(s) Gladstone
Federal Division(s) Flynn
Suburbs around New Auckland:
Clinton West Gladstone Kin Kora
Clinton New Auckland Telina
Kirkwood Kirkwood Glen Eden

New Auckland is a locality in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] It is part of the Gladstone urban area. In the 2011 census, New Auckland had a population of 4,711 people.[3]

Geography[edit]

New Auckland is bounded to the north by the Dawson Highway and to the south by Kirkwood Road. It is bounded to the east by Auckland Creek and to the west by Briffney Creek. The land use is suburban residential. The Moura railway line passes through the north-east corner of the suburb.[4]

History[edit]

This suburb was named in December 1988, taking its name from the housing estate name, which takes its name from Auckland Creek, which takes its name in turn from the ship Lord Auckland. The ship was a barque of 516 gross tons, chartered by the New South Wales Government which carried some of the settlers to the first settlement of Gladstone site, which stranded on a shoal entering Gladstone Harbour on 25 January 1847.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "New Auckland (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "New Auckland (entry 48331)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "New Auckland". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 June 2016. Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 26 June 2016.

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