Traveston

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Traveston
Queensland
Traveston is located in Queensland
Traveston
Traveston
Coordinates 26°19′10″S 152°46′49″E / 26.31944°S 152.78028°E / -26.31944; 152.78028Coordinates: 26°19′10″S 152°46′49″E / 26.31944°S 152.78028°E / -26.31944; 152.78028
Population 470 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4570
Location
LGA(s) Gympie Region
State electorate(s) Gympie
Federal Division(s) Wide Bay
Suburbs around Traveston:
Kybong Tandur Mothar Mountain
Kybong Traveston Cooran
Coles Creek Coles Creek Cooran

Traveston is a small town and locality in the Gympie Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2011 census, Traveston had a population of 470 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Traveston is predominantly farm land with a small urban area to the west of the Traveston railway station on the North Coast railway line which passes through the north-eastern part of the locality from the south-east to the north-west. The Bruce Highway passes through the south-western part of the locality travelling from the south-east to the north-west. Traveston Road connects the highway to the railway station and then follows the railway line to the south-east to neighbouring Cooran.[4]

Dairying is the main industry.[5]

History[edit]

The town is believed to be named after an early settler/grazier called Traves who was in the area in the 1860s.[2]

Heritage listings[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Traveston". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 September 2015. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Traveston - town (entry 35134)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Traveston - locality (entry 49514)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Traveston". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Traveston Powder Magazine (former) (incorporated in Traveston Soldiers' Memorial Hall) (entry 602783)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 8 July 2013.

External links[edit]

Media related to Traveston, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons