Pechey, Queensland

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Pechey
Queensland
Pechey State Forest.jpg
Pechey State Forest, 2014
Pechey is located in Queensland
Pechey
Pechey
Coordinates 27°18′25″S 152°02′56″E / 27.307°S 152.049°E / -27.307; 152.049Coordinates: 27°18′25″S 152°02′56″E / 27.307°S 152.049°E / -27.307; 152.049
Postcode(s) 4352
LGA(s) Toowoomba Region
State electorate(s) Condamine
Federal Division(s) Groom
Localities around Pechey:
Whichello Crows Nest Crows Nest
Whichello Pechey Grapetree
Groomsville Merritts Creek
Hampton
Grapetree

Pechey is a small rural locality in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia.[1]

Geography[edit]

The New England Highway passes through the centre of the town. Pechey State Forest occupies the entire south east corner of the area.[2]

History[edit]

The town was named after Edward Wilmot Pechey (Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for the Electoral district of Aubigny 1873-1877). He was also a surveyor and sawmill owner.[1] Pechey Post Office opened on 1 July 1927 (a receiving office had been open from 1888) and closed in 1971.[3]

Heritage listings[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pechey (entry 48034)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Pechey, Queensland". Google Maps. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Pechey Forestry Arboretum (entry 601882)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013.