Flaxton is a rural locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Flaxton had a population of 931 people.[1]

History

The locality is named after Flaxton Hall Farm in the fens of Eastern England.[2] Joseph Dixon, who originally grew sugarcane at Buderim, selected land at Flaxton in 1882.[3] From 1892 the land was cleared so bananas and citrus fruit could be farmed.

A fruit-packing shed which could process the district's entire harvest was opened 1931.[3] A sawmill operated for more than 20 years before being burned down in 1956.[3]

Flaxton Provisional School No 1742 opened on February 1922, closing in 1967.[4][5]

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Flaxton (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Flaxton - locality in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48636)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Environmental Protection Agency (Queensland) (2000). Heritage Trails of the Great South East. State of Queensland. p. 133. ISBN 0-7345-1008-X.
  4. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  5. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.

External links

  • "Flaxton". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.