Te Kowai, Queensland

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Te Kowai
Queensland
Population218 (2016)[1]
Postcode(s)4740
Location9 km (6 mi) SW of Mackay
LGA(s)Mackay Region
State electorate(s)Mirani
Federal Division(s)Dawson
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
27.8 °C
82 °F
16.6 °C
62 °F
1,666.8 mm
65.6 in

Te Kowai is a locality in the Mackay Region in Queensland, Australia.[2] Its population at the 2016 Australian census was 218 people.

History[edit]

The name of the suburb is derived from a former railway station, itself derived from a nearby sugar plantation named after a New Zealand tree, kowhai. The name was shortened and the Māori definite article "Te" added.[2]

A sugar mill was established in the area in 1874 and operated until 1894 when it amalgamated with the Palms Mill.[3]

Weather Station[edit]

Te Kowai weather station is a weather station at Te Kowai, operated by the Bureau of Meteorology. This weather station does not run on weekends and public holidays.

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average max. temperature
°C
30.9 30.4 29.5 27.9 25.7 23.7 23.4 24.6 26.8 29.0 30.3 31.3 27.8
Average min. temperature
°C
21.9 21.9 20.7 18.1 14.7 11.6 10.1 10.8 13.4 16.6 19.2 20.8 16.6
Rainfall
mm
341.3 346.5 277.5 144.3 92.3 61.3 36.0 30.0 28.2 45.6 83.2 180.0 1666.8
Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Coordinates: 21°09′47″S 149°07′01″E / 21.163°S 149.117°E / -21.163; 149.117

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Te Kowai, Qld (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 January 2020. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Te Kowai - locality (entry 46843)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Te Kowai Sugar Mill". Mackay Historical Society and Museum Inc. Retrieved 29 August 2008.