North Eton, Queensland

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North Eton
Queensland
StateLibQld 2 122214 Group of men, women and children rowing across Lagoon Creek at Beldan's, North Eton, Queensland, 1900-1910.jpg
People rowing across Lagoon Creek at Beldan's, North Eton, circa 1900-1910
North Eton is located in Queensland
North Eton
North Eton
Coordinates21°13′55″S 148°56′57″E / 21.2319°S 148.9491°E / -21.2319; 148.9491Coordinates: 21°13′55″S 148°56′57″E / 21.2319°S 148.9491°E / -21.2319; 148.9491
Population536 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density24.36/km2 (63.10/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4741
Area22.0 km2 (8.5 sq mi)
LGA(s)Mackay Region
State electorate(s)Mirani
Federal Division(s)Capricornia
Suburbs around North Eton:
Marian Marian Marian
Kinchant Dam North Eton Victoria Plains
Brightly Eton Eton

North Eton (also known as Eton North) is a locality in the Mackay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2011 census, North Eton had a population of 536 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

The neighbourhood of Victoria is located within North Eton.[3]

The land is very flat, 30 metres above sea level, with a small rise on the western edge of the locality at the foothills of Mount Kinchant (in the neighbouring locality of Kinchant Dam). The north branch of Sandy Creek flows from the north-west to the south-east of the locality and is part of the Plane Creek drainage basin. The land is entirely used for farming, predominantly sugarcane.[4]

History[edit]

North Eton Sugar Mill, circa 1912

The area has been known as both North Eton and Eton North.[2]

Originally known as the Defiance, the North Eton Central Mill commenced crushing sugarcane in 1888.[5] It was the first sugar mill sponsored by the Queensland Government. In 1989, a number of sugar mills in the district merged to Mackay Sugar Limited, resulting in the closure of the North Eton mill.[6]

The North Eton State School opened on 5 August 1895, but has also been known as the Eton North State School.[7]

Education[edit]

North Eton State School is a government co-educational primary school (P-6) on Kinchant Dam Road. In 2015, it had an enrolment of 14 students with 2 teachers (1 equivalent full-time) and 5 non-teaching staff (2 equivalent full-time).[8]

Community groups[edit]

The Eton / Eton North branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association meets at the QCWA Hall at 7 Mill Street, North Eton.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "North Eton". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 12 March 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "North Eton (entry 49364)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Victoria (entry 36008)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  5. ^ "EARLY NORTH ETON". Daily Mercury. 71, (299). Queensland, Australia. 16 December 1937. p. 13. Retrieved 13 March 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ Mills, John Henry, 1851-1919 (1895), North Eton Central Mill, Mackay Regional Council, retrieved 13 March 2017CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  7. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  8. ^ "2015 School Annual Report" (PDF). North Eton State School. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2017-02-16. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Branch Locations". Queensland Country Women's Association. Retrieved 26 December 2018.