Tiaro, Queensland

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Tiaro
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Tiaro
Coordinates 25°43′25″S152°35′01″E / 25.7236°S 152.5836°E / -25.7236; 152.5836 (Tiaro (town centre)) Coordinates: 25°43′25″S152°35′01″E / 25.7236°S 152.5836°E / -25.7236; 152.5836 (Tiaro (town centre))
Population758 (2016 census) [1]
 • Density8.876/km2 (22.988/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4650
Area85.4 km2 (33.0 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s) Fraser Coast Region
State electorate(s) Maryborough
Federal division(s) Wide Bay
Localities around Tiaro:
Pioneers Rest Owanyilla Teddington
St Mary Tiaro Tuan Forest
Netherby Bauple Talegalla Weir

Tiaro /ˈtr/ is a rural town and locality in the Fraser Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. [2] [3] In the 2016 census, the locality of Tiaro had a population of 758 people. [1]

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Geography

The town is on the Mary River. It is situated on the Bruce Highway 27 kilometres (17 mi) south of Maryborough and 227 kilometres (141 mi) north of the state capital, Brisbane.

Timber and farming are the predominant industries in the Tiaro area, although the town's position on Queensland's main coastal highway also brings economic benefits.

History

The town takes its name from the pastoral run name in the 1840s. It is believed to be a corruption of the Kabi word (Dauwabra dialect) meaning dead trees. [2]

Tiaro War Memorial Tiaro War Memorial.JPG
Tiaro War Memorial

The Tiaro War Memorial commemorates those who served in World War I. It was unveiled on 25 April 1921 (ANZAC Day) by Sir Thomas William Glasgow. [4] [5]

Tiaro had one of the first butter factories in Queensland. Baron Jones built the factory near the railway station in the early 1880s and used horses to churn butter. Cheese factories were built at Tiaro in 1890 and 1894. The Tiaro Butter Factory was closed temporarily on the 1st of July 1897 due to a short supply of milk. The Maryborough Chronicle cites “On the whole the season has been fairly good, but the supply very short for a district like Tiaro. This, however, was principally owing to the winter last year being so severe, also the year before, when great numbers of milking cows died, and last spring being so dry”. Although it opened again, it struggled to make a profit. [6] The factory was later relocated to Murgon in 1913 as most of the cream suppliers came from that district.

The Tiaro library opened in 2006. [7]

At the 2006 census, Tiaro had a population of 433. [8]

In the 2016 census, the locality of Tiaro had a population of 758 people. [1]

Education

Tiaro State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 1 Forgan Terrace ( 25°43′41″S152°34′52″E / 25.7281°S 152.5811°E / -25.7281; 152.5811 (Tiaro State School) ). [9] [10] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 31 students with 4 teachers (3 full-time equivalent) and 5 non-teaching staff (3 full-time equivalent). [11]

Amenities

The Fraser Coast Regional Council operates a public library at Forgan Terrace. [12] Public accessible wifi is provided. [12] Current Library services and collections are provided on the Fraser Coast Regional Libraries website. [13]

The Tiaro branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association meets at its rooms at 35 Mayne Street. [14]

Notable residents

See also

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References

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  11. "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
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