Richmond, Queensland

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For the locality in Mackay Region, see Richmond, Queensland (Mackay Region).
Richmond
Queensland
Richmond is located in Queensland
Richmond
Richmond
Location in Queensland
Coordinates 20°43′50″S 143°08′32″E / 20.73056°S 143.14222°E / -20.73056; 143.14222Coordinates: 20°43′50″S 143°08′32″E / 20.73056°S 143.14222°E / -20.73056; 143.14222
Population 522 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4822
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Richmond
State electorate(s) Mount Isa
Federal Division(s) Kennedy
Localities around Richmond:
Burleigh Burleigh Woolgar
Maxwelton Richmond Dutton River
Albion Albion Stamford

Richmond is a town and locality in the Shire of Richmond in western Queensland, Australia. It is the administrative centre of the Richmond Shire.[2][3] In the 2011 census, Richmond had a population of 522 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

The town is located on the Flinders Highway, 498 kilometres (309 mi) west of Townsville and 406 kilometres (252 mi) east of Mount Isa.

The Flinders River forms the northern boundary of the town. Traditionally, the two biggest industries in Richmond are sheep- and cattle-farming, however tourism is an increasingly important aspect of the local economy. In addition to being a major transit stop on the Flinders Highway, recent paleontological discoveries have unearthed the fossils of prehistoric marine creatures, some of which are on display in Richmond.

History[edit]

At the 2006 census, Richmond had a population of 554.[4]

Heritage listings[edit]

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

Facilities[edit]

Richmond has a public library, golf course, bowling club, swimming facilities, race course, caravan park, tourist information centre and a fossil museum named Kronosaurus Korner.[6]

Transport[edit]

Long distance rail services
Preceding station   Queensland Rail   Following station
toward Townsville
The Inlander
toward Mount Isa

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Richmond (UCL)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Richmond - town (entry 44240)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Richmond - locality (Richmond Shire) (entry 42355)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  4. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Richmond (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 September 2008. 
  5. ^ "St John the Baptist Anglican Church Complex (entry 601714)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Richmond". Centre for the Government of Queensland. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 

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