Tiaro, Queensland

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Tiaro
Queensland
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Bruce Highway at Tiaro
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Tiaro
Coordinates 25°43′25″S152°35′01″E / 25.7236°S 152.5836°E / -25.7236; 152.5836 Coordinates: 25°43′25″S152°35′01″E / 25.7236°S 152.5836°E / -25.7236; 152.5836
Population758 (2016 census) [1]
 • Density7.954/km2 (20.600/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4650
Area95.3 km2 (36.8 sq mi)
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

[2] Tiaro /ˈtr/ is a small town and a locality in the Fraser Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. [2] [3] In the 2016 census, 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]

At the 2006 census, Tiaro had a population of 433. [6]

The Tiaro library opened in 2006. [7]

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) ). [8] [9] 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). [10]

Amenities

The Fraser Coast Regional Council operates a public library at Forgan Terrace. [11] Public accessible wifi is provided. [11] Current Library services and collections are provided on the Fraser Coast Regional Libraries website. [12]

The Tiaro branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association meets at its rooms at 35 Mayne Street. [13]

Notable residents

See also

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  12. "Libraries Fraser Coast regional Council". Fraser Cost Regional Council. 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  13. "Branch Locations". Queensland Country Women's Association . Retrieved 26 December 2018.