Tolga, Queensland

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Tolga
Queensland
Tolga.JPG
Main street of Tolga
Tolga is located in Queensland
Tolga
Tolga
Coordinates 17°13′S 145°29′E / 17.217°S 145.483°E / -17.217; 145.483Coordinates: 17°13′S 145°29′E / 17.217°S 145.483°E / -17.217; 145.483
Population 2,426 (2011 census)[1]
Established 1885
Postcode(s) 4882
Elevation 760 m (2,493 ft)
LGA(s) Tablelands Region
State electorate(s) Dalrymple
Federal Division(s) Kennedy
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
25.6 °C
78 °F
15.3 °C
60 °F
1,400 mm
55.1 in
Localities around Tolga:
Walkamin Mareeba Tinaroo
Arriga Tolga Kairi
Mutchilba Watsonville Atherton

Tolga is a town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in the Tablelands Region in Far North Queensland, Australia.[2][3] It is the centre of the region's peanut industry. In the 2011 census, Tolga had a population of 2,426 people.[1]

History[edit]

The name Tolga means red mud in the local Aboriginal language. The town was originally called Martintown, and grew out of a Cobb and Co staging post at Rocky Creek.[4]

At the 2006 census, Tolga had a population of 843.[5]

Tolga Markets[edit]

Tolga Markets are held at the Tolga Racecourse from 7am to 12pm on the first Sunday of each month. Local produce, hand crafted items, clothing, tools and food are commonly found for sale. It is considered the second most popular market held on the Atherton Tableland, only slightly smaller than the Yungaburra Markets.

The Tolga Scrub[edit]

The Tolga Scrub on the southern side of town is one of the last remaining areas of Mabi rainforest on the Atherton Tableland. It is the most drought resistant type of rainforest in Australia. The Tolga Scrub is 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) long and 100 metres wide.[6]

Heritage listings[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Tolga (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 8 June 2016.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "town (entry 34741)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 8 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "locality (entry 48903)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 8 June 2016. 
  4. ^ http://www.heritageaustralia.com.au/search.php?state=QLD&region=34&view=1360
  5. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Tolga (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "The Tolga Scrub". Tolga Bat Hospital. Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "WWII RAAF 220 Radar Station (entry 602741)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Rocky Creek World War Two Hospital Complex (former) (entry 601815)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 

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