Ideraway is a rural town and locality in the North Burnett Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2016 census the locality of Ideraway had a population of 38 people.[1]

Geography

Citrus growing in Ideraway, 2014

The Burnett River forms the south-eastern boundary, while Reid Creek forms the western boundary. The Burnett Highway passes through the south-western corner.[4]

The town is located in the south-east of the locality and most of the housing is within the town. The predominant land use is grazing on native vegetation in the south of the locality with crop growing more in the north of the locality.[4]

History

The town's name was derived from the name of a pastoral run, used from 1848 by J.B. Reid.[2]

The Mungar Junction to Monto railway line opened between Wetheron to Gayndah on 16 December 1907 with the town being served by the Ideraway railway station (25°34′37″S 151°37′05″E / 25.5770°S 151.6181°E / -25.5770; 151.6181 (Ideraway railway station (former))).[5] Increasing competition from road freight resulted in railway services on the line being reduced over the years. In 2015 the Queensland Government decided it no longer wanted to maintain the railway and in 2017 the tracks were removed and the stations abandoned.[6]

Ideraway State School opened in 1909 and closed circa 1952.[7] It was on the south-east corner of Tanjour Street and Bonny Street (25°34′45″S 151°37′13″E / 25.5792°S 151.6203°E / -25.5792; 151.6203 (Ideraway State School (former))).[8]

Ideraway Post Office opened by December 1909 (a receiving office had been open from 1908) and closed in 1957.[9]

At the 2011 census, Ideraway had a population of 225.[10]

In the 2016 census the locality of Ideraway had a population of 38 people.[1]

Heritage listings

Ideraway Creek has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Economy

There are a number of homesteads in the locality:[14]

Education

There are no schools in Ideraway. The nearest primary school is Gayndah State School in neighbouring Gayndah to the south. The nearest secondary school is Burnett State College also in Gayndah.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Ideraway (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Ideraway – town in North Burnett Region (entry 16595)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Ideraway – locality in North Burnett Region (entry 45374)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 19 February 2021.
  5. ^ "Railway stations and sidings - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 2 October 2020. Archived from the original on 5 October 2020. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  6. ^ Shipton, David (27 October 2018). "How bridges helped build regional Queensland". ABC News. Archived from the original on 9 November 2020. Retrieved 19 February 2021.
  7. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  8. ^ "Gayndah" (Map). Queensland Government. 1944. Archived from the original on 19 February 2021. Retrieved 19 February 2021.
  9. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Archived from the original on 15 May 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  10. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Ideraway". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 12 July 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  11. ^ "Ideraway Creek Railway Bridge (Ideraway) (entry 600519)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  12. ^ a b "North Burnett Local Heritage Register" (PDF). North Burnett Regional Council. Archived (PDF) from the original on 16 August 2019. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  13. ^ "Steep Rocky Creek Railway Bridge (Ideraway) (entry 600520)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  14. ^ "Homesteads - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 18 November 2020. Archived from the original on 24 November 2020. Retrieved 24 November 2020.

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