Peachester, Queensland

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Peachester
Sunshine CoastQueensland
Peachester Store.JPG
General store
Peachester is located in Queensland
Peachester
Peachester
Coordinates26°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
Population1,259 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s)4519
Elevation160 m (525 ft)
Location
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
CountyCanning
ParishDurundur
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]

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.[6]

On Wednesday 20 June 1906 the Venerable H. F. Le Fanu, Archdeacon of Toowoomba performed a stump capping ceremony for the new Anglican church.[7] St Andrew's Anglican church was dedicated on 1 January 1908 by Archdeacon Le Fanu. The church was destroyed on New Year’s Day 1 June 1963 by Tropical Cyclone Annie and was not rebuilt.[8][9][10]

Peachester Post Office opened by 1918 (a receiving office had been open from 1895) and closed in 1974.[11]

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

A fruit case factory for fruit growers operated in the 1920s and post World War II years.[6]

At the 2006 census, Peachester had a population of 452.[12]

In the 2011 census, Peachester had a population of 1,259 people.[1]

Heritage listings[edit]

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

Amenities[edit]

The Sunshine Coast Regional Council operates a mobile library service which visits near the Community Hall.[14]

The Peachester branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association meets at Peachester Hall at 963 Peachester Road.[15]

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. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Peachester SS". Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  6. ^ a b c "Peachester: Queensland Places". Retrieved 28 December 2013.
  7. ^ "Stump Capping Service". Chronicle And North Coast Advertiser. 3 (152). Queensland, Australia. 22 June 1906. p. 4. Retrieved 25 September 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ "Closed Churches". Anglican Records & Archives Centre. Archived from the original on 3 April 2019. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Parish profile" (PDF). The Anglican Parish of Caloundra-Glasshouse Country. pp. 3–4. Archived (PDF) from the original on 24 September 2020. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  10. ^ "Backward Glance: Auld Lang Syne – memories old and new". Sunshine Coast Regional Council. 21 December 2016. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  11. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  12. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Peachester (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 July 2009.
  13. ^ "Peachester Public Dip (entry 602705)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  14. ^ "Libraries: Mobile timetable". Sunshine Coast Regional Council. 7 June 2016. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  15. ^ "Branch Locations". Queensland Country Women's Association. Archived from the original on 26 December 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2018.

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