Abercorn is a rural town and locality in the North Burnett Region, Queensland, Australia.[1][2] In the 2016 census, Abercorn had a population of 46 people.[3]

Geography

The Burnett River forms the eastern boundary of Abercorn. Three Moon Creek passes close to the town and across the locality into the Burnett River. The Burnett Highway passes through the locality but there is no direct access from the highway to the town; to get to Abercorn, the turn-off from the highway is onto Wuruma Dam Road at Cynthia. There is a state forest in the north of the locality extending into Kapaldo.

History

The town is believed to be named after a thoroughbred horse from the area.[1][2]

Abercorn State School opened on 3 May 1927.[4]

A post office opened in Abercorn about February 1928; it closed on 11 June 1986.[5]

Education

Abercorn State School is a government primary (P-7) school located at 957 Wuruma Dam Road (25°08′11″S 151°07′40″E / 25.136508°S 151.127706°E / -25.136508; 151.127706 (Abercorn State School)). In 2012, the school had an enrolment of 21 students in a single classroom with 3 teachers (1.5 full-time equivalent). There is no secondary school in Abercorn; the nearest one is in Monto.[6][7]

Attractions

Abercorn is the gateway to Wuruma Dam used for water sports and fishing.[8]

References

  1. ^ a b "Abercorn - town in North Burnett Region (entry 24)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Abercorn - locality in North Burnett Region (entry 45310)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Abercorn (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  5. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Queensland State and Non-State Schools". Queensland Government. Archived from the original on 8 May 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  7. ^ "2012 School Annual Report" (PDF). Abercorn State School. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  8. ^ "Water Sports and Recreation". North Burnett Regional Council. Retrieved 30 May 2014.

Further reading

External links

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