Sunshine Coast, Queensland
|Population||1,259 (2011 census)|
|LGA(s)||Sunshine Coast Region|
|State electorate(s)||Glass House|
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.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.
Peachester has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Peachester (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
- "Peachester - town (entry 26220)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
- "Peachester - locality (entry 48833)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
- "School opening date". Retrieved 28 January 2017.
- "Peachester SS". Retrieved 28 January 2017.
- "Peachester: Queensland Places". Retrieved 28 December 2013.
- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Peachester (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 July 2009.
- "Peachester Public Dip (entry 602705)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
- Harden, W. P. H (1940-01-01), The history of the Peachester and Crohamhurst district, The Historical Society of Queensland, retrieved 10 July 2016 — available online
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