Abingdon Downs, Queensland

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Abingdon Downs
Queensland
Abingdon Downs is located in Queensland
Abingdon Downs
Abingdon Downs
Coordinates 17°48′46″S 143°28′12″E / 17.8129°S 143.4700°E / -17.8129; 143.4700Coordinates: 17°48′46″S 143°28′12″E / 17.8129°S 143.4700°E / -17.8129; 143.4700
Area 5,335.6 km2 (2,060.1 sq mi)
LGA(s) Shire of Etheridge
State electorate(s) Traeger
Federal Division(s) Kennedy
Suburbs around Abingdon Downs:
Strathmore Red River Bulleringa
Strathmore Abingdon Downs Amber
Fossilbrook
Georgetown Georgetown Mount Surprise
Talaroo

Abingdon Downs is a remote locality in the Shire of Etheridge, Queensland, Australia.[1]

Geography[edit]

The Einasleigh River flows through the locality from south-east to west, its tributary, the Etheridge River, flows through the locality from south to west with their confluence in the west of the locality.[2]

The locality takes its name from the Abingdon Downs cattle station which, being approximately 445,000 hectares (4,450 km2), occupies much of the locality. Its homestead is located in the west of the locality (17°36′16″S 143°10′51″E / 17.6044°S 143.1807°E / -17.6044; 143.1807 (Abingdon Downs Station)) with the Abingdon Downs Airport immediately to the south.[2] As at 2016, the station was carrying 16,000 Brahman cattle.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Abingdon Downs - locality in Shire of Etheridge (entry 41665)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 July 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 25 July 2017. 
  3. ^ Rowley, Linda (31 August 2016). "Keough North Qld cattle assets could raise $70M". Beef Central. Archived from the original on 25 July 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2017.