Tyrconnel is a rural locality split between the Maranoa Region and the Shire of Murweh, both in Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2016 census, Tyrconnel had a population of 30 people.[1]

Geography

The majority of the locality is in the Maranoa Region with only some small areas on the western boundary of the locality being within Shire of Murweh.[4]

The northern part of the locality is within the Chesterton Range with numerous unnamed peaks rising to over 600 metres (2,000 ft) while the southern part of the locality is undulating but at elevations of 450 to 500 metres (1,480 to 1,640 ft).[4] The higher northern land is generally undeveloped with the north-western corner of the locality being within the protected are of Chesterton Range National Park which extends west into neighbouring Redford. The land in the southern part of the locality is predominantly used for grazing.[4]

History

The locality takes its name from the pastoral station Tyrconnell Downs, which was named by John McManus after the Earl of Tyrconnell in Ireland.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Tyrconnel (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Tyrconnel - locality in Maranoa Region (entry 47458)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Tyrconnel - locality in Shire of Murweh (entry 42934)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  5. ^ "SIR ARTHUR PALMER'S FUNERAL. - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (Qld. : 1861 - 1908) - 22 Mar 1898". Trove. Retrieved 24 April 2019.