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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. 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.
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.
- 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
- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
- van de Wetering, Jodie (9 September 2005). "The official history of Paradise". ABC Wide Bay. Retrieved 2007-05-23.[dead link]
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