Passchendaele is a rural locality in the Southern Downs Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Passchendaele had a population of 30 people.[1] The undeveloped town of Messines is officially located within the locality (28°34′00″S 151°49′00″E / 28.5667°S 151.8167°E / -28.5667; 151.8167 (Messines, Queensland)).[3]

History

The locality takes its name from the former Passchendaele railway station on the Amiens railway line which served the soldier settlement fruit growing areas. It was named by the Queensland Railways Department in 1920, after the famous battleground in World War I.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Passchendaele (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Passchendaele - locality in Southern Downs Region (entry 49591)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Messines - town in the Southern Downs Region (entry 21700)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 24 October 2019.