Stamford, Queensland

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Stamford
Queensland
Stamford Kennedy Developmental Road.jpg
The Kennedy Developmental Road seen at Stamford Roadhouse
Stamford is located in Queensland
Stamford
Stamford
Coordinates21°16′0″S 143°49′0″E / 21.26667°S 143.81667°E / -21.26667; 143.81667Coordinates: 21°16′0″S 143°49′0″E / 21.26667°S 143.81667°E / -21.26667; 143.81667
Population75 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s)4816
Location
LGA(s)Shire of Flinders
State electorate(s)Traeger
Federal Division(s)Kennedy
Localities around Stamford:
Richmond Dutton River Hughenden
Richmond Stamford Tangorin
Albion Corfield Tangorin

Stamford is a town and locality in the Shire of Flinders in northern Queensland, Australia.[2][3]

Geography[edit]

The town is on the Kennedy Developmental Road that links Hughenden and Winton, 1,504 kilometres (935 mi) north west of the state capital, Brisbane and 446 kilometres (277 mi) west of the regional centre of Townsville.

The town of Marathon is located beside the Marathon railway station within Stamford. The town never developed.

History[edit]

Stamford was once an overnight stop for Cobb & Co coaches travelling between Winton and Hughenden. In 1897, a rail line was opened to Stamford.[4]

The village consists of a roadhouse and has a permanent population of 3.[4] The Stamford Races are a popular social event in the area involving horse racing.[4]

On 9 June 2003 in the Queen's Birthday Honours List, Mrs Jean Eva Anderson of Ballater Station of Stamford was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for her "service to the community of Hughenden, particularly through the Country Womens Association". She had given 52 years of service to the Hughenden branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association. Her award was presented to her by the then Governor of Queensland, Quentin Bryce.[5][6]

At the 2006 census, Stamford and the surrounding area had a population of 75.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Stamford (Flinders Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Stamford - town (entry 32168)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Stamford - town (entry 42488)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "Stamford". Shire of Flinders. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Portrait of Mrs Jean Anderson of Stamford with Order of Australia medal, 2003". Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  6. ^ "ANDERSON, Jean Eva". It's an Honour. Australian Government. Archived from the original on 3 January 2019. Retrieved 3 January 2019.

External links[edit]

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