Hazeldean is a rural locality in the Somerset Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Hazeldean had a population of 262 people.[1]

Geography

Lake Somerset occupies the east of the locality. Lake Somerset is the reservoir created by the Somerset Dam impounding the Stanley River.[3][4]

The western part of the locality is elevated and remains mostly vegetated. The strip of land between the lake and the mountains is mostly rural-residential.[3]

The (27°04′52″S 152°31′34″E / 27.0811°S 152.526°E / -27.0811; 152.526 (Deer Reserve National Park (centre point))) is in the south-west of the locality and includes Mount Brisbane (27°05′19″S 152°31′38″E / 27.0886°S 152.5272°E / -27.0886; 152.5272 (Mount Brisbane)) in the south-western corner of the locality which is 684 metres (2,244 ft) above sea level.[3][5][6] The national park is 3,228 hectares (7,980 acres) and extends into the neighbouring localities of Fulham to the west, Cooeeimbardi to the south-west and Somerset Dam (the locality) to the south.[3]

The Deer Reserve State Forest (27°00′02″S 152°29′41″E / 27.0006°S 152.4947°E / -27.0006; 152.4947 (Deer Reserve State Forest)) is in the north-west of the locality and includes Mount Goonneringerringgi (27°00′00″S 152°31′17″E / 26.9999°S 152.5215°E / -26.9999; 152.5215 (Mount Goonneringerringgi)) at 495 metres (1,624 ft) and Mount McConnel (26°59′44″S 152°30′32″E / 26.9956°S 152.5089°E / -26.9956; 152.5089 (Mount McConnel)) at 277 metres (909 ft).[7][8] The state forest is 2,894 hectares (7,150 acres) and extends into the neighbouring localities of Gregors Creek to the north-west and Fulham to the west.[3]

History

In the 1920s a 300 metre tramway was constructed in Hazeldean to move timber down a steep descent from mountain top to bottom.[9]

At the 2011 Australian Census the population of Hazeldean was 267.[10]

Education

Stanley River Environmental Education Centre is an Outdoor and Evironmental Education Centre at 3856 Esk-Kilcoy Road (27°00′39″S 152°33′09″E / 27.0107°S 152.5526°E / -27.0107; 152.5526 (Stanley River Environmental Education Centre)).[11][12]

There are no schools in Hazeldean. The nearest primary and seconary schools are in Kilcoy.[13]

Attractions

Lake Somerset Holiday Park is a large park on the edge of Somerset Dam which offers a range of accommodation including cabins and camping.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Hazeldean (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Hazeldean - locality in Somerset Region (entry 48227)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 3 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Lake Somerset - reservoir in the Somerset Region (entry 31392)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 3 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Deer Reserve National Park - National park in the Somerset Region (entry 44059)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 3 July 2020.
  6. ^ "Mount Brisbane - mountain in the Somerset Region (entry 4564)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 3 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Mount Goonneringerringgi - mountain in the Somerset Region (entry 14309)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 3 July 2020.
  8. ^ "Mount McConnel - mountain in the Somerset Region (entry 21317)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 3 July 2020.
  9. ^ Kerr and Philpott, JD and MM (1971). "Lars Andersen's Timber Tramways" (PDF). southburnett.biz. Queensland Heritage. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  10. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hazeldean (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 August 2015. Edit this at Wikidata
  11. ^ "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Stanley River Environmental Education Centre". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 17 November 2019.

External links

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