O'Connell, Queensland

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O'Connell
GladstoneQueensland
O'Connell is located in Queensland
O'Connell
O'Connell
Coordinates23°55′44″S 151°16′11″E / 23.9288°S 151.2697°E / -23.9288; 151.2697Coordinates: 23°55′44″S 151°16′11″E / 23.9288°S 151.2697°E / -23.9288; 151.2697
Postcode(s)4680
Area13.3 km2 (5.1 sq mi)
LGA(s)Gladstone Region
State electorate(s)Gladstone
Federal Division(s)Flynn
Suburbs around O'Connell:
Glen Eden Glen Eden Glen Eden
Burua
Kirkwood
O'Connell South Trees
Wurdong Heights Wurdong Heights Boyne Island

O'Connell is a suburb of Gladstone in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia.[1]

History[edit]

The suburb is named after Sir Maurice Charles O'Connell who was the Government Resident at Port Curtis from 1854 to 1859. In 1860 (after the Separation of Queensland) O'Connell was appointed a member of the Queensland Legislative Council and was its President from 1860 to 1879.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "O'Connell - suburb in Gladstone Region (entry 49423)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 December 2017.