Mount Abundance is a locality in the Maranoa Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Mount Abundance had a population of 194 people.[1]

History

The name comes from the name of the mountain, which in turned was named by Surveyor-General Thomas Mitchell on 7 May 1846 because of the "abundance of pasture" in the area.[2]

On 17 May 1927, 57 allotments of Mount Abundance land, south-west of Roma, were advertised for lease by the Lands Department. Each lease carried a condition that a certain area had to be cultivated with wheat within a specified period. A map advertised the offer which ran from the 17 to 31 May 1927.[3][4]

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mount Abundance (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Mount Abundance - locality in Maranoa Region (entry 47437)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Sketch map of portions 27 to 38 parish of Norman, portions 1 to 38 parish of Spowers, portions 13 to 22 parish of Stirling, and portions 5, 6, 7, 9 to 19 and 21 parish of Waldegrave, county of Waldegrave". hdl:10462/deriv/280175. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ "MOUNT ABUNDANCE". Cairns Post. 69 (7904). Queensland, Australia. 21 May 1927. p. 5. Retrieved 21 May 2019 – via National Library of Australia.