Paradise, Queensland

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Paradise
Queensland
Paradise is located in Queensland
Paradise
Paradise
Coordinates 25°21′38″S 151°53′15″E / 25.36056°S 151.88750°E / -25.36056; 151.88750Coordinates: 25°21′38″S 151°53′15″E / 25.36056°S 151.88750°E / -25.36056; 151.88750
Postcode(s) 4621
LGA(s) North Burnett Region


Paradise was a ghost town on the Burnett River, in Queensland, Australia. The town was established as a gold mining centre and was abandoned once the gold ran out. The main reef on the goldfield extended for two miles along Finneys Creek.[1] The town site is now inundated by Lake Paradise, formed by the construction of Paradise Dam on the Burnett River. Paradise Post Office opened on 3 April 1890 and closed in 1905.[2]

Prior to inundation, an archaeological excavation of the town site was conducted by the University of Queensland archaeological services unit, revealing much about life in Queensland gold rush towns.[3]

History[edit]

A Town Reserve was proclaimed here on 20 July 1891.[1] A post office opened on 3 April 1890 and closed about June 1905.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Frew, Joan (1981) Queensland Post Offices 1842-1980 and Receiving Offices 1869-1927, p. 387. Fortitude Valley, Queensland: published by the author, ISBN 0-9593973-0-2
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  3. ^ van de Wetering, Jodie (9 September 2005). "The official history of Paradise". ABC Wide Bay. Retrieved 2007-05-23. [dead link]