Richmond, Queensland (Mackay Region)

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Richmond
MackayQueensland
Richmond is located in Queensland
Richmond
Richmond
Coordinates21°05′09″S 149°08′26″E / 21.0858°S 149.1405°E / -21.0858; 149.1405 (Richmond (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 21°05′09″S 149°08′26″E / 21.0858°S 149.1405°E / -21.0858; 149.1405 (Richmond (centre of suburb))
Population486 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density45.85/km2 (118.7/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4740
Area10.6 km2 (4.1 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)Mackay Region
State electorate(s)Whitsunday
Federal division(s)Dawson
Suburbs around Richmond:
Nindaroo Rural View Rural View
Farleigh Richmond Beaconsfield
Farleigh Glenella Mount Pleasant

Richmond is a suburb of Mackay in the Mackay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census Richmond had a population of 486 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Although officially gazetted as a suburb, most of the land use in Richmond is agricultural, predominantly growing sugarcane. A network of cane tramways in the suburb transfers the harvested sugarcane to the sugar mill for processing.[3]

History[edit]

Nindaroo Provisional School opened on 27 February 1899. On 1 January 1909 it became Nindaroo State School It closed in 1963.[4] The school was located at 1 Boveys Road, corner of Mackay Habana Road (21°04′56″S 149°08′31″E / 21.08220°S 149.14186°E / -21.08220; 149.14186 (Nindaroo State School (former))), now in Richmond.[5][6][3]

In the 2011 census, Richmond had a population of 505 people.[7]

In the 2016 census Richmond had a population of 486 people.[1]

Heritage listings[edit]

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

Education[edit]

There are no schools in Richmond. The nearest government primary schools are Beaconsfield State School in neighbouring Beaconsfield to the east, Eimeo Road State School in neighbouring Rural View to the north-east, and Northview State School in neighbouring Mount Pleasant to the south-east. The nearest government secondary schools are Mackay Northern Beaches State High School in neighbouring Rural View to the north-east, Pioneer State High School in Andergrove to the east, and Mackay North State High School in North Mackay.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Richmond (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Richmond – suburb in Mackay Region (entry 49374)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 8 March 2021.
  4. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  5. ^ "Mackay (western half)" (Map). Queensland Government. 1942. Archived from the original on 29 January 2021. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Queensland Two Mile series sheet 2m309" (Map). Queensland Government. 1952. Archived from the original on 18 February 2021. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  7. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Richmond (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 12 March 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  8. ^ "Richmond Mill Ruins (entry 601281)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 10 July 2013.