Peachester, Queensland

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Peachester
Sunshine CoastQueensland
Peachester Store.JPG
General store
Peachester is located in Queensland
Peachester
Peachester
Coordinates 26°51′S 152°53′E / 26.850°S 152.883°E / -26.850; 152.883Coordinates: 26°51′S 152°53′E / 26.850°S 152.883°E / -26.850; 152.883
Population 1,259 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4519
Location
LGA(s) Sunshine Coast Region
County Canning
Parish Durundur
State electorate(s) Glass House
Federal Division(s) Fisher
Localities around Peachester:
Wootha
Booroobin
Crohamhurst Bald Knob
Cedarton Peachester Mount Mellum
Commissioners Flat Glass House Mountains Beerwah

Peachester is a small town and locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2011 census, Peachester had a population of 1,259 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Peachester is located on the eastern slopes of the Conondale Range in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

History[edit]

Peachester was named when the town was surveyed in 1888 and it is thought that the name refers to peach trees which were growing at the river crossing. A public hall was built at the town in 1889, and was home to the Peachester school when it started in 1892.[4][5]Early industries included dairying, timber felling for Grigor's sawmill and a case factory for fruit growers in the 1920s and post World War Two years.[6]

Peachester Post Office opened by 1918 (a receiving office had been open from 1895) and closed in 1974.[7]

Between the 1930s and 1950s, Peachester was known as the home of Inigo Jones, the long range weather forecaster.[6]

At the 2006 census, Peachester had a population of 452.[8]

Heritage listings[edit]

Peachester has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Peachester (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 July 2016.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Peachester - town (entry 26220)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Peachester - locality (entry 48833)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 10 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "School opening date". Retrieved 28 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Peachester SS". Retrieved 28 January 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "Peachester: Queensland Places". Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  7. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  8. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Peachester (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 July 2009. 
  9. ^ "Peachester Public Dip (entry 602705)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 

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