Clairview is a coastal town and locality in the Isaac Region, Australia. In the 2006 census, Clairview had a population of 75 people; the coastal strip along the east of the locality of Clairview is flat, while most of the centre and western part of the locality is hilly, up to 500 metres. The coastal flats are used for grazing while the hillier land is undeveloped. Clairview has a natural sand beach along the coastline; the town of Clairview is in the south-eastern corner of the locality and consists of a strip of housing on the seafront. The Bruce Highway passes through Clairview from the south beside the town of the Clairview and is one of the few places on this "coastal" highway where the sea is visible from the road; the highway continues north on a more inland route into Carmila. The North Coast railway line runs just to the east of the highway in the southern town area and continues north between the highway and the coast. In the northernmost part of the locality is the neighbourhood of Flaggy Rock, sandwiched between the highway to the west and the railway line to the east.
Clairview takes its name from a former pastoral station. Clairview was served by the Clairview railway station. From 20 November 1919, Flaggy Rock was served by Yokolgy or Yankolgy railway station, renamed Flaggy Rock railway station on 4 November 1921 at the request of local residents, it has closed. On 11 October 1916, Rocky Dam State School was opened in Flaggy Rock, it was renamed Flaggy Rock Creek State School in 1920. It closed on 13 December 1996, it is now Flaggy Rock Community Centre. Clairview is popular for catching mud crabs; the waters off Clairview are a protected area for the endangered dugong. There is public park and boat ramp. Flaggy Rock Parents and Citizens Association, History of Flaggy Rock Creek School and District, Flaggy Rock Parents and Citizens Association, ISBN 978-0-9596792-0-5 Media related to Clairview, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons Media related to Flaggy Rock, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons Town map of Clairview, 1982
Carmila is a coastal town and locality in the Isaac Region, Australia. At the 2011 census and the surrounding area had a population of 398. Carmila is situated 65 kilometres south of the town of Sarina; the North Coast railway line passes through the town, served by the Carmila railway station. The Bruce Highway passes through the town as well. A large portion of the north west of Carmila belongs to the West Hill State Forest. Along the coast, the West Hill National Park was established in 1971; the major land uses are sugar cane farming and cattle grazing. Professional fishing occurs off the coast. Carmila State School opened on 9 July 1923. Carmila Post Office opened by March 1924. Carmila West State School opened on 18 August 1924 and closed on 31 December 1965. Carmila Police Station opened in 1933; the Carmila Library opened in 1978. Carmila has a number including the Carmila Cane Lift at 49 Hindles Road; the Isaac Regional Council operates a public library at 16 Music Street. Camila State School is a government co-education primary school.
In 2014, it had 32 students enrolled with 2 teachers. The nearest secondary school is in Sarina. Carmila State School, Golden jubilee celebration, 1923-1973, Carmila State School: souvenir booklet, Carmila State School, ISBN 978-0-9598337-0-6 "Carmila". Isaac Regional Council. Retrieved 23 March 2009
Banana is a small town and rural locality in the Shire of Banana, Central Queensland, Australia. In the 2011 census, Banana had a population of 377 people. Banana is located at the intersection of the Dawson and Leichhardt highways, 46 kilometres west of the shire's administrative centre, Biloela; the town was named in the early 1860s. The name derives from an old dun-coloured working bullock, called Banana, used by local stockmen to help them when herding some of the wilder cattle into the yards. At the time of the Canoona rush, gold was found in Banana's Gully and a town of at least 2,000 people sprang up there; the post office at Banana was established on 1 September 1861. Banana Provisional School opened on 18 September 1871 and was upgraded to Banana State School on 16 February 1874; the school closed in 1935, but reopened on 25 January 1960. In 1880, the local government area Banana Division was established with its headquarters in Banana. However, in 1930 the shire headquarters became Rannes and the shire offices were physically relocated from Banana to Rannes.
Since 1946, the shire has its headquarters in Biloela. The mobile library service commenced in 2004; the beef industry is still a mainstay of the area, along with coal and agriculture. Banana State School is a government primary school at 36 Bramston Street. In 2012, there were 37 students enrolled with 3 teachers. There is no secondary school in Banana. Banana has a Uniting Church at 39 Bowen Street at the corner with North Street. Banana Shire Council operate a fortnightly mobile library service to the school; the Banana branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association meets at 123 Bramston Street. At the 2006 census, Banana had a population of 627. Perry, Betty. Banana State School. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007
Jambin is a rural town in the Shire of Banana, Central Queensland, Australia. The northern part of the town is in the locality of Smoky Creek and the southern part is in the locality of Argoon. In the 2011 census, Smoky Creek had a population of 308 people and Argoon had a population of 295. Jambin is located on the Burnett Highway which runs north-south through the town, it has a railway station on the Callide Valley railway line. Callide Creek is to the west of the town; the name Jambin is believed to be an Aboriginal word meaning echidna. Jambin was established as a supply depot for the railway, established in 1924; this opened up the area for many of them pursuing dairying. Cream was sent to the butter factory at Wowan. Jambin Post Office opened on 1 February 1926. Jambin State School opened on 11 February 1929; the mobile library service commenced in 2004. Jambin has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: Argoon-Kilburnie Road: Kilbirnie Homestead Jambin hosts its annual Champagne Campdraft in May each year.
The annual Working Cattle Dog trials are held in June. Banana Shire Council operate a fortnightly mobile library service to the school; the Jambin branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association meets in the QCWA Room in the Jambin Hall at 180 Burnett Highway. The novel "Dust" by Christine Bongers is set around the town of Jambin. In the novel the main character's family, the Vanderbomms, attend church at Jambin. Lightfoot, Jim.
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The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service is a business division of the Department of Environment and Science within the Government of Queensland. The division’s primary concern is with the management and maintenance of protected areas within Queensland, to protect and manage Queensland’s parks and the Great Barrier Reef for current and future generations; the QPWS managed areas include more than 1000 national parks, state forests, marine parks and other protected areas, five world heritage areas. Queensland’s first national park, Witches Falls, was established on 28 March 1908, followed by Bunya Mountains National Park in July 1908, Lamington National Park in 1915. From modest early beginnings within the Forestry department, a dedicated national parks service was established in 1975—the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. From that time, park rangers have proudly worn QPWS uniform badge featuring the symbol, which has become one of the most well-recognised symbols in Queensland; the Nature Conservation Act 1992, Marine Parks Act 2004 and Forestry Act 1959 provide guiding legislation for the service.
Leanne Enoch, Minister for Environment and Science is responsible for the department. The agency's head office is located at 400 George Street in the Brisbane central business district. Protected areas in Queensland are needed to provide wildlife habitat to maintain biodiversity and provide opportunities for outdoor nature-based activities. Managing national parks involves protecting a park's natural condition and processes, presenting the park's cultural and natural resources and its values. Managing multiple-use marine parks involves providing refuge areas for species and ecosystems while allowing for continuing recreational and commercial use of the majority of the marine environment. A Master Plan for Queensland's Park System outlines the directions for management of all protected areas in Queensland for the next 20 years. QPWS is responsible for day-to-day management of Queensland’s five World Heritage areas, which are within the protected area estate; these properties are outstanding examples of the world's natural or cultural heritage, provide valuable environmental and economic services for Queensland.
For each park, either a management statement or a management plan is prepared to identify the park's special values and determine ways to ensure those values are preserved, enhanced or maintained. The service employs park rangers who are responsible for constructing and maintaining infrastructure such as camping areas, picnic areas, walking tracks and lookouts providing advice to visitors, recording wildlife data, controlling feral plants and animals, assisting in the preparation of management plans and enforcing park rules. QPWS works with Aboriginal Traditional Owners and, in some places, volunteers, as well as other government departments and organisations to conserve, manage and present Queensland’s most precious natural and cultural places. Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland National Parks Association of Queensland Find a park or forest
Baralaba is a small town and rural locality in the Shire of Banana in central Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Baralaba had a population of 314 people; the Dawson River forms the western boundary of the locality. The town is located in the north-west corner of the locality beside the river; the Neville Hewitt weir on the river at the town creates a wide river for recreation. The town is located 33 kilometres west of the Leichhardt Highway; the local economy revolves around beef production. The town's name is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning "high mountain" referring to nearby Mount Ramsay. Baralaba Provisional School opened on 19 August 1918, it became a state school on 1 March 1922. In 1964, a secondary department was added. Baralaba Post Office opened by April 1924. In May 1941, an Honour Board commemorating those who served in World War II was unveiled at the Returned and Services League of Australia Memorial Hall in Stopford Street. Outside of the Memorial Hall is a white cross commemorating those who served in all wars and conflicts.
Two coal mines once operated in the Baralaba region. Both closed, but mining operations recommenced at one mine in 2005; the mobile library service commenced in 2004. Baralaba State School is a government co-educational primary and partial secondary school located at 1 Power Street. In 2012, the school had an enrolment of 98 students with 14 teachers; as Baralaba State School only provides secondary education to Year 10, the nearest secondary schools offering Years 11 and 12 are located in Moura and Biloela. Baralaba Golf Club is located on Alberta Road. Banana Shire Council operate a fortnightly mobile library service to Baralaba; every March, there is a campdrafting competition at Baralaba. The annual Baralaba agricultural show is held in May; the Saratoga Fishing Competition is held each September. Baralaba has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: Morgan Street and The Esplanade: Dawson Valley Colliery In the 2011 census, Baralaba had a population of 479 people; this was in increase from the 2006 census, when Baralaba had a population of 290.
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Rockhampton is a city in the Rockhampton Shire of Queensland’s Central Coast Queensland, Australia. The estimated urban population of Rockhampton in June 2015 was 80,665, making it the fourth-largest city in the state outside of the cities of South East Queensland. and the 22nd-largest city in Australia. Rockhampton is one of the oldest cities in Northern Australia. In 1853, Charles and William Archer discovered the Fitzroy River, which they named in honour of Sir Charles FitzRoy; the Archer brothers took up a run near Gracemere in 1855, more settlers arrived soon after, enticed by the fertile valleys. The town of Rockhampton was proclaimed in 1858, surveyed by Arthur F Wood and Francis Clarke, the chosen street design resembled the Hoddle Grid in Melbourne and consisted of a grid of wide boulevards and laneways, uncommon in Queensland. Within the year, gold was found at Canoona, led to the first North Australian gold rush; this led to an influx of migrants who transformed Rockhampton into the second-largest port in the state.
Subsequent gold rushes at Mount Morgan Mine, at the time one of the most productive gold mines in the world, laid the foundations for much of the city's Victorian architecture. Today, Rockhampton is an industrial and agricultural centre of the north, is the regional centre of Central Queensland. Rockhampton is a large tourist destination known for its history and culture supporting such institutions as the Rockhampton Art Gallery, one of the most extensive regional galleries in Australia, the Central Queensland University with campuses across five states, the Rockhampton Heritage Village, Dreamtime Cultural Centre, it is famous as the hometown of Rod Laver - one of the best tennis players in history. The city is served by the Rockhampton Airport and acts as a gateway to local tourist locations such as the Capricorn Caves and Mount Archer National Park, as well as regional tourist areas like Yeppoon and the Capricorn Coast alongside the island chains offshore that include Great Keppel Island.
A giant waterslide was built in Rockhampton for an attraction. The Capricorn district is the traditional home of the Darumbal Aboriginal people; the European history of the area began in 1853, when the area that would become Rockhampton was visited by the Archer brothers Charles and William, who were seeking grazing lands. They were acting on information from earlier expeditions by Ludwig Leichhardt and Thomas Mitchell, who had explored the area in 1844 and 1846 and noted suitable land for grazing then. In January 1854, the New South Wales Government proclaimed two new districts: Port Curtis and Leichhardt, the Archer brothers returned in August 1855 to set up their pastoral run at Gracemere; the Fitzroy River provided a convenient waterway for shipping of supplies and produce, the Archer brothers constructed a wool shed just downstream of a bar of rocks which prevented further upstream navigation from the coast. These rocks were incorporated with the traditional English term for a village, the name "Rockhampton" was first coined by Charles Archer and the local Commissioner from Crown Lands, William Wiseman.
In 1856, the Elliott brothers arrived at Gracemere and soon after, took up landholdings at Canoona, north of present-day Yaamba. There, Philip Elliott and his party came under attack from the Darumbals of the Taroomball tribe. Elliott was wounded by a spear and one of his men was killed. However, Elliott had brought with his party a contingent of Native Police who turned near-certain loss into victory, it was the first of many battles. Permanent British settlement at the Rockhampton township began in July 1856, when Richard Palmer travelled from Gladstone with an escort of Native Police under sub-Lieutenant Walter Powell to set up a store. Powell constructed the Native Police barracks; this was the first habitable British building established at Rockhampton and it was located on the south bank of the Fitzroy River at the end of Albert Street. With abundant grazing lands and waters from the Fitzroy River and its many tributaries and lagoons, the region continued to expand rapidly. In 1858, the town of Rockhampton was proclaimed.
The town was surveyed at this time and the first sales of building allotments were held that year. In 1859, gold was discovered at Canoona. Miners rushed to the new field, using the site of Rockhampton on the Fitzroy River as the nearest navigable port; the Canoona field proved to be disappointing and thousands of would-be gold seekers were left stranded at Rockhampton. Although many returned south, others stayed. By 1861, the town boasted a regular newspaper, court house and School of Arts. Direct shipments of imported goods and migrants from the United Kingdom began to be received during the 1860s. During the 1860s and 1870s Rockhampton developed as the main port for the developing Central Queensland hinterland. In the 1880s and 1890s, sea ports were established on the coast, adjacent to the mouth of the Fitzroy River. Broadmount was on Port Alma on the south. Railways were subsequently constructed to carry goods to the wharves at these locations, the railway to Broadmount opening on 1 January 1898 and the line to Port Alma opened on 16 October 1911.
Maintenance on the Broadmount line ceased in August 1929. The following month, the wharf caught fire and the line was closed in July 1930; the line to Port Alma closed on 15 October 1986. The significant gold deposit at Mount Morgan to the southwest was discovered in the 1880s, a