Image Flat is a rural locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Image Flat had a population of 443 people.[1]

Geography

The locality is on the outskirts of Nambour.

History

A rural farming area, the locale was named prior to 1896. A government receiving office was opened in 1901.[3] During the 1910s, the area had market gardens.[4] Sugar cane was then complemented by a dairy industry, and later as free from frost, bananas.[5] There was a notable Finnish population at one time.[6][7]

In the late 1890s, a sugar cane tramway was constructed that terminated at Image Flat.[8][9] By 1903, the line had been extended, but having to address a 1:23 grade.[10][11] The cane trolleys were being drawn by horses until picked up further along by a locomotive, for the Moreton Central Sugar Cane Company Limited.[12] A line extension was still being sought by 1923.[13] Sugar cane pests and diseases had an impact in the local industry in 1924.[14] In 1954, the concern had crossed to the Panama disease in bananas.[15]

A committee was formed by 1951 seeking to bring electrical light and power to the area, although this had been proposed by a Nambour committee in 1923.[16][17]

In the 2011 census, Image Flat had a population of 462 people.[18]

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Image Flat (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Image Flat - locality in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48677)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 October 2019.
  3. ^ "OFFICIAL ITEMS". The Brisbane Courier. LVII (13, 490). Queensland, Australia. 8 April 1901. p. 8. Retrieved 28 October 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ "Hail at Image Flat". Chronicle And North Coast Advertiser. XIII (626). Queensland, Australia. 22 October 1915. p. 5. Retrieved 26 October 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ "Advertising". The Daily Mail (4426). Queensland, Australia. 5 May 1917. p. 12. Retrieved 26 October 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ "Fun amongst the Finns". Chronicle And North Coast Advertiser. 2 ([?]). Queensland, Australia. 5 August 1904. p. 2. Retrieved 26 October 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ "The truth about the Finns". Chronicle And North Coast Advertiser. 5 (233). Queensland, Australia. 18 January 1908. p. 3. Retrieved 26 October 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ "Classified Advertising". The Brisbane Courier. LIV (12, 598). Queensland, Australia. 28 May 1898. p. 8. Retrieved 26 October 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ "Moreton Central Mill Meeting". Moreton Mail. XIV (711). Queensland, Australia. 3 March 1899. p. 5. Retrieved 26 October 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  10. ^ "The Dulong Tramway". The Brisbane Courier. LIX (13, 960). Queensland, Australia. 9 October 1902. p. 2. Retrieved 26 October 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  11. ^ "Moreton Sugar Mill". The Telegraph (9, 435). Queensland, Australia. 16 February 1903. p. 4 (Second edition). Retrieved 26 October 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  12. ^ "Mill Directors' Inspection". Chronicle And North Coast Advertiser. 6 (294). Queensland, Australia. 13 February 1909. p. 3. Retrieved 26 October 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  13. ^ "Maroochy Shire Council". Nambour Chronicle And North Coast Advertiser. XX (1028). Queensland, Australia. 20 July 1923. p. 5. Retrieved 26 October 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  14. ^ "Cane diseases". The Queenslander (5920). Queensland, Australia. 27 September 1924. p. 39. Retrieved 27 October 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  15. ^ "Banana Inspections". Nambour Chronicle And North Coast Advertiser. Queensland, Australia. 16 July 1954. p. 4. Retrieved 27 October 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  16. ^ "Nambour progress". The Brisbane Courier (20, 346). Queensland, Australia. 9 April 1923. p. 8. Retrieved 26 October 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  17. ^ "Electric Light Development". Nambour Chronicle And North Coast Advertiser (2439). Queensland, Australia. 16 March 1951. p. 3. Retrieved 26 October 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  18. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Image Flat". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 31 December 2012. Edit this at Wikidata