South Johnstone, Queensland

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South Johnstone
South Johnstone is located in Queensland
South Johnstone
South Johnstone
Coordinates 17°36′0″S 145°59′0″E / 17.60000°S 145.98333°E / -17.60000; 145.98333Coordinates: 17°36′0″S 145°59′0″E / 17.60000°S 145.98333°E / -17.60000; 145.98333
Population 411 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4859
LGA(s) Cassowary Coast Region
State electorate(s) Mulgrave
Federal Division(s) Kennedy
Localities around South Johnstone:
Currajah Currajah Boogan
No 6 Branch South Johnstone Boogan
Camp Creek Camp Creek Boogan

South Johnstone is a small town in north Queensland, Australia. It is approximately 10 kilometres (6 mi) south-west of Innisfail and is within the local government area of the Cassowary Coast Region.[2] At the 2011 census, South Johnstone had a population of 411.[1]


The town was originally called Basilisk until 1954, when it was officially renamed South Johnstone after the South Johnstone River. The river was named by George Elphinstone Dalrymple in honour of Robert Johnstone who accompanied him on an expedition in 1873.[2] The name Basilisk is now used as a locality name in the area.

Heritage listings[edit]

South Johnstone has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "South Johnstone (L)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 July 2013.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "South Johnstone (entry 45231)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "St Saviour's Anglican Church (former) (entry 602431)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

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