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
Coordinates 21°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
Population 75 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4816
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Flinders
State electorate(s) Mount Isa
Federal Division(s) Kennedy

Stamford is a locality in northern Queensland, Australia. The town is in the Shire of Flinders and 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. At the 2006 census, Stamford and the surrounding area had a population of 75.[1]

Stamford was once an overnight stop for Cobb & Co coaches travelling between Winton and Hughenden. In 1897, a rail line was opened to Stamford.[2]

The village today consists of a roadhouse and has a permanent population of 3.[2] The Stamford Races are a popular social event in the area.[2]

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. ^ a b c "Stamford". Shire of Flinders. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 

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