Christmas Creek, Queensland
Christmas Creek is a locality in the Scenic Rim Region of South East Queensland, Australia. The eastern border of the locality is marked by the high point of the JinBroken Range while the west is similar defined by another ridgeline. Christmas Creek, a tributary of the Logan River flows in north/south direction parallel to the only main road in the area called Christmas Creek Road. Like many places in South East Queensland the first industry to developed was timber-getting. Agriculture soon became the area's main industry; the Beaudesert Shire Tramway had a station at Christmas Creek. The station was once known for several years was the line's terminus. Christmas Creek has the following heritage sites: 1441 Christmas Creek Road: Catholic Church and Cemetery Media related to Christmas Creek, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons
Electorates of the Australian states and territories
A State Electoral District is an electorate within the Lower House or Legislative Assembly of Australian states and territories. Most state electoral districts send a single member to a state or territory's parliament using the preferential method of voting; the area of a state electoral district is dependent upon the Electoral Acts in the various states and vary in area between them. At present, there are 409 state electoral districts in Australia. State electoral districts do not apply to the Upper House, or Legislative Council, in those states that have one. In New South Wales and South Australia, MLCs represent the entire state, in Tasmania they represent single-member districts, in Victoria and Western Australia they represent a region formed by grouping electoral districts together. There are five electorates for the Legislative Assembly, each with five members each, making up 25 members in total. There are 93 electoral districts in New South Wales. There are 25 single-member electoral divisions in the Northern Territory, 17 former divisions.
There are 93 electoral districts in Queensland, for the Legislative Assembly of Queensland. Information about the QLD electoral districts for the 2006 elections can be obtained from the Electoral Commission of Queensland website. There are 47 single-member electoral districts in South Australia, for the South Australian House of Assembly. There are 15 electoral divisions in Tasmania for the upper house Legislative Council. In the lower house the five federal divisions are used, but electing 5 members each There are 88 electoral districts in Victoria, for the Victorian Legislative Assembly. There are 59 single-member electoral districts in Western Australia for the Western Australian Legislative Assembly. 42 are in the Perth metropolitan area and 17 are in the rest of the state. Divisions of the Australian House of Representatives Local government in Australia Parliaments of the Australian states and territories
Beechmont is a town and locality in the Scenic Rim Region, Australia. It is located in the Gold Coast hinterland of eastern Australia. At the 2011 census Beechmont recorded a population of 791. Beechmont is positioned on a forested ridge leading from the Lamington Plateau to Tamborine Mountain. Outstanding views in nearly all directions means that on a clear day Cunninghams Gap and other Scenic Rim landforms are visible as well as Flinders Peak, Moogerah Peaks and the D'Aguilar Range to the north west of Brisbane. Lower Beechmont is on the Beechmont road, but lower down the hill. Roads in the area are narrow and windy, some are prone to rockfalls and some with steep slopes; the road to Binna Burra and access to Lamington National Park goes through Beechmont. The Rosins Lookout Conservation Park is a popular launch site for paragliders; the Beechmont district was first occupied and managed by the Yugambeh people before the arrival of European timber cutters in the 1880s. The district takes its current name from the beech trees in the area.
The Beechmont State School opened on 15 August 1904. Attempts to grow fruit in the rich soils of the area were halted due to fruit fly infestations, before the area became to be known as a mountain tourist destination from the 1920s. There are still dairy farms operational in the area, but only three remain in operation as the area is experiencing increasing levels of development. Beechmont has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: Binna Burra Road: Binna Burra Cultural Landscape 2-4 McInnes Court: Beechmont Church Beechmont has a state school, Beechmont State School, which opened in 1904, it covers from preparatory school to year 6. The Scenic Rim Regional Council operates a mobile library service. There is a mobile phone tower near the village. Internet is available with ADSL2 + over copper lines; the Beechmont exchange is connected via a microwave link to the Telstra National Network. Beechmont is listed on the National Broadband Network roll-out plans for Jul-Dec 2019 with a deployment of fixed wireless technology.
Tarred roads are available to Nerang. The roads are narrow and windy and sometimes closed or reduced to one lane passes after landslides and other rain induced incidents. Lower Beechmont Beaudesert Canungra Beechmont Area Progress Association Inc University of Queensland: Queensland Places: Beechmont and Lower Beechmont
Mount Walker, Queensland
Mount Walker is a mountain and locality in the Scenic Rim Region of Queensland, Australia. The western boundary of Mount Walker is marked by the Bremer River; the central eastern parts of the locality rise to elevations above 400 m around Mount Walker. At the 2011 Australian Census Mount Walker and surrounds recorded a population of 392; the mountain was called Mount Forbes by John Oxley in honour of Sir Francis Forbes, the Chief Justice of New South Wales. However, it was acquired the name Mount Walker; the origins of the name Walker are believed to be a shepherd of that name from the Franklyn Vale pastoral station. The locality takes its name from the mountain; the Mount Walker State School opened on 15 April 1878. It closed in December 1967. Mount Walker Post Office opened on 1 October 1916 and closed in 1957; the historic Mount Walker Public Cemetery is located at 1744–1752 Rosewood-Warrill View Road. The Mount Walker Church of Christ is located at 10 Hinrichsen Road, just off the Rosewood-Warrill View Road.
The church opened in 1884 and celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2009. Media related to Mount Walker, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons Photos of the Mount Walker Public Cemetery and its headstones
Postcodes in Australia
Postcodes are used in Australia to more efficiently sort and route mail within the Australian postal system. Postcodes in Australia are placed at the end of the Australian address. Postcodes were introduced in Australia in 1967 by the Postmaster-General's Department and are now managed by Australia Post, are published in booklets available from post offices or online from the Australia Post website. Australian envelopes and postcards have four square boxes printed in orange at the bottom right for the postcode; these are used. Postcodes were introduced in Australia in 1967 by the Postmaster-General's Department to replace earlier postal sorting systems, such as Melbourne's letter and number codes and a similar system used in rural and regional New South Wales; the introduction of the postcodes coincided with the introduction of a large-scale mechanical mail sorting system in Australia, starting with the Sydney GPO. By 1968, 75% of mail was using postcodes, in the same year post office preferred-size envelopes were introduced, which came to be referred to as “standard envelopes”.
Postcode squares were introduced in June 1990 to enable Australia Post to use optical character recognition software in its mail sorting machines to automatically and more sort mail by postcodes. Australian postcodes consist of four digits, are written after the name of the city, suburb, or town, the state or territory: Mr John Smith 100 Flushcombe Road BLACKTOWN NSW 2148When writing an address by hand, a row of four boxes is pre-printed on the lower right hand corner of an envelope, the postcode may be written in the boxes. If addressing a letter from outside Australia, the postcode is recorded before'Australia'. Australian postcodes are sorting information, they are linked with one area. Due to post code rationalisation, they can be quite complex in country areas; the south-western Victoria 3221 postcode of the Geelong Mail Centre includes twenty places around Geelong with few people. This means that mail for these places is not sorted until it gets to Geelong; some postcodes cover large populations, while other postcodes have much smaller populations in urban areas.
Australian postcodes range from 0200 for the Australian National University to 9944 for Cannonvale, Queensland. Some towns and suburbs have two postcodes — one for street deliveries and another for post office boxes. For example, a street address in the Sydney suburb of Parramatta would be written like this: Mr John Smith 99 George Street PARRAMATTA NSW 2150But mail sent to a PO Box in Parramatta would be addressed: Mr John Smith PO Box 99 PARRAMATTA NSW 2124Many large businesses, government departments and other institutions receiving high volumes of mail had their own postcode as a Large Volume Receiver, e.g. the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital has the postcode 4029, the Australian National University had the postcode 0200. More postcode ranges were made available for LVRs in the 1990s. Australia Post has been progressively discontinuing the LVR programme since 2006; the first one or two numbers show the state or territory that the postcode belongs to Sometimes near the state and territory borders, Australia Post finds it easier to send mail through a nearby post office, across the border: Some of the postcodes above may cover two or more states.
For example, postcode 2620 covers both a locality in NSW as well as a locality in the ACT, postcode 0872 covers a number of localities across WA, SA, NT and QLD. Three locations straddle the NSW-Queensland border. Jervis Bay Territory, once an exclave of the ACT but now a separate territory, is geographically located on the coast of NSW, it is just south of the towns of Huskisson, with which it shares a postcode. Mail to the Jervis Bay Territory is still addressed to the ACT; the numbers used to show the state on each radio callsign in Australia are the same number as the first number for postcodes in that state, e.g. 2xx in New South Wales, 3xx in Victoria, etc. Radio callsigns pre-date postcodes in Australia by more than forty years. Australia's external territories are included in Australia Post's postcode system. While these territories do not belong to any state, they are addressed as such for mail sorting: Three scientific bases in Antarctica operated by the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions share a postcode with the isolated sub-Antarctic island of Macquarie Island: Each state's capital city ends with three zeroes, while territorial capital cities end with two zeroes.
Capital city postcodes were the lowest postcodes in their state or territory range, before new ranges for LVRs and PO Boxes were made available. The last number can be changed from "0" to "1" to get the postcode for General Post Office boxes in any capital city: While the first number of a postcode shows the state or territory, the second number shows a region within the state. However, postcodes with the same second number are not always next to each other; as an example, postcodes in the range 2200–2299 are split between the southern suburbs of Sydney and the Central Coast of New South Wales. Postcodes with a second number of "0" or "1" are always located within the metropolitan area of the state's capital city. Postcodes with higher secon
Allenview is a locality in the Scenic Rim Region, Australia. Most of the eastern boundary is marked by the Logan River where irrigated agriculture is the predominate land use; the North Coast railway line marks a section of the eastern boundary. In the west is the Wyaralong Dam and Teviot Brook which aligns with a small section of the western boundary. Media related to Allenview, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons
Shire of Boonah
The Shire of Boonah was a local government area in South East Queensland, about 80 kilometres southwest of Brisbane. The shire covered an area of 1,921.6 square kilometres, existed from 1880 until its merger with parts of the Shire of Beaudesert and City of Ipswich to form the Scenic Rim Region on 15 March 2008. The shire was part of the "Scenic Rim", a group of mountain ranges forming part of the Great Dividing Range, contained four national parks—Main Range, Mount French, Moogerah Peaks and Mount Greville National Park, now part of Moogerah Peaks National Park; the Goolman Division was incorporated on 11 November 1879 under the Divisional Boards Act 1879 with a population of 1542. It was centred on its board consisting of six councillors. On 4 January 1884, there was an adjustment of boundaries between No. 2 subdivision of Mutdapilly Division and subdivision No. 2 of the Goolman Division. The Goolman Division had its office in Flinders. However, in 1887, the railway line from Ipswich was extended to Boonah, the Goolman Division office moved to Boonah.
On 25 October 1890, part of the northern section of Goolman Division became part of the new Normanby Division. With the passage of the Local Authorities Act 1902, Goolman Division became the Shire of Goolman on 31 March 1903; the Shire offices were in Boonah. The Goolman Shire War Memorial was unveiled in Boonah on 19 May 1920 by General Birdwood and Councillor Alexander John Tait McKay, it is known as the Boonah War Memorial. On 14 October 1937 was renamed Shire of Boonah, which means "bloodwood tree" in the local Aboriginal language. On 29 January 1949, a new Local Government Act was enacted to further amalgamate local government in the Ipswich area, abolishing the Shires of Normanby and Rosewood; the City of Ipswich was enlarged to include the more urban parts of the Shire of Moreton. The Shire of Moreton was enlarged by the inclusion of the northern part of the Shire of Normanby and all the Shire of Rosewood; the southern part of the Shire of Normanby was transferred to an enlarged Shire of Boonah.
The council for the enlarged Shire of Boonah was subdivided into three divisions, each electing three councillors. In March 2000, Boonah added to its area part of the City of Ipswich, including Mount Walker, Warrill View and Rosevale, the divisions were abolished, with a seven-member council representing the entire district. On 15 March 2008, under the Local Government Act 2007 passed by the Parliament of Queensland on 10 August 2007, Boonah merged with the southern rural section of the Shire of Beaudesert and the Harrisville–Peak Crossing section of the City of Ipswich to form the Scenic Rim Region; the Shire of Boonah included the following settlements: Boonah Aratula Charlwood Coulson Fassifern Harrisville1 Kalbar Maroon Moogerah Mount Alford Mount Walker Roadvale Rosevale Silverdale Tarome Templin Warrill View1 - split with the City of Ipswich # The estimated 1947 population of the post-1949 area was 6,239. 1880: Charles William Hunt 1915: William Ramsden Bowman 1927: W. Farley 1943-1947 Harold Richter 1959–1961: Oliver Walter Hooper.
Oliver was a member of the Boonah Shire Council for 15 yrs, becoming chairman and dying during his second term. 1994–2008: John Brent List of divisional boards in Queensland "Boonah Shire". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Fox, Matthew Joseph. "Boonah". History of Queensland: its People and its industries. Brisbane: States Publishing Company. Nash, E. R.. Serving the Shire – History of Local Government in Boonah Shire from 1879. Boonah Shire Council. ISBN 0-9593939-0-0. Pfeffer, Collin; the Fassifern story: a history of Boonah Shire and surroundings to 1989. Boonah Shire Council. ISBN 0-9593939-1-9. Collyer, Angela. Centenary stories: a collection of articles concerning the history of the Boonah Shire. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list