Waugh Pocket

Last updated

Waugh Pocket
Queensland
Farm buildings, Waugh Pocket, 2018.jpg
Farm buildings, Waugh Pocket, 2018
Australia Queensland location map.svg
Red pog.svg
Waugh Pocket
Coordinates 17°26′27″S145°55′54″E / 17.4408°S 145.9316°E / -17.4408; 145.9316 Coordinates: 17°26′27″S145°55′54″E / 17.4408°S 145.9316°E / -17.4408; 145.9316
Population41 (2016 census) [1]
 • Density3.94/km2 (10.21/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4871
Area10.4 km2 (4.0 sq mi)
LGA(s) Cairns Region
State electorate(s) Hill
Federal Division(s) Kennedy
Suburbs around Waugh Pocket:
Ngatjan Eubenangee Eubenangee
Woopen Creek Waugh Pocket Eubenangee
Ngatjan Ngatjan Vasa Views

Waugh Pocket is a locality in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. [2] In the 2016 census, Waugh Pocket had a population of 41 people. [1]

Suburbs and localities are the names of geographic subdivisions in Australia, used mainly for address purposes. The term locality is used in rural areas, while the term suburb is used in urban areas. Australian postcodes closely align with the boundaries of localities and suburbs.

Cairns Region Local government area in Queensland, Australia

The Cairns Region is a local government area in Far North Queensland, Queensland, Australia, centred on the regional centre of Cairns. It was established in 2008 by the amalgamation of the City of Cairns and the Shire of Douglas. However, following public protest and a referendum in 2013, on 1 January 2014, the Shire of Douglas was separated from the Cairns Region and re-established as a local government authority.

Queensland North-east state of Australia

Queensland is the second-largest and third-most populous state in the Commonwealth of Australia. Situated in the north-east of the country, it is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales to the west, south-west and south respectively. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean. To its north is the Torres Strait, with Papua New Guinea located less than 200 km across it from the mainland. The state is the world's sixth-largest sub-national entity, with an area of 1,852,642 square kilometres (715,309 sq mi).

Contents

Geography

Banana farming, 2018 Banana farming, Waugh Pocket, 2018.jpg
Banana farming, 2018

Waugh Pocket is bounded to the north-east by the Bruce Highway. It consists of a mixture of lower-lying land (about 20 metres about sea level) which is used for agriculture (a mixture of cattle grazing and banana farming) and hilly undeveloped land (rising from 20 metres to up to 80 metres). All land in the locality is freehold. [3]

Bruce Highway highway in Queensland

The Bruce Highway is a major highway in Queensland, Australia. Commencing in the state capital, Brisbane, it passes through areas close to the eastern coast on its way to Cairns in Far North Queensland. The route is part of the Australian National Highway and also part of Highway 1. Its length is approximately 1,679 kilometres (1,043 mi); it is entirely sealed with bitumen. The highway is named after a popular former Queensland and federal politician, Harry Bruce. Bruce was the state Minister for Works when the highway was named after him, in the mid-1930s, and was widely considered to be a good bloke. The highway once passed through Brisbane, but was truncated at Bald Hills when the Gateway Motorway became National Highway 1 upon its opening in December 1986.

In common law jurisdictions like England and Wales, Australia, Canada, and Ireland, a freehold is the common ownership of real property, or land, and all immovable structures attached to such land. It is in contrast to a leasehold: in which the property reverts to the owner of the land after the lease period has expired. For an estate to be a freehold, it must possess two qualities: immobility and ownership of it must be of an indeterminate duration. If the time of ownership can be fixed and determined, it cannot be a freehold. It is "An estate in land held in fee simple, fee tail or for term of life."

History

Farm land, Waugh Pocket, 2018 Grazing land and banana fields, Waugh Pocket, 2018.jpg
Farm land, Waugh Pocket, 2018

Robert Waugh and Robert McArdle explored the area in the 1880s. Robert Waugh settled in the area and it is named Waugh Pocket after him. Waugh was a farmer who served as a councillor on the Cairns Divisional Board. [4] [5] [6] [7]

Related Research Articles

Beerburrum, Queensland Town in Queensland, Australia

Beerburrum is a small town and coastal locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Beerburrum had a population of 763 people.

Holloways Beach, Queensland Suburb of Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Holloways Beach is a coastal suburb of Cairns in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. At the 2016 census, the suburb recorded a population of 2,347.

Eton, Queensland Town in Queensland, Australia

Eton is a town and a locality in the Mackay Region, Queensland, Australia.

Clairview, Queensland Suburb of Isaac Region, Queensland, Australia

Clairview is a coastal town and locality in the Isaac Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2006 census, Clairview had a population of 75 people.

Deeral, Queensland Town in Queensland, Australia

Deeral is a town and coastal locality in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Deeral had a population of 141 people.

Fishery Falls, Queensland Suburb of Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia

Fishery Falls is a locality in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Fishery Falls had a population of 141 people.

Mount Peter, Queensland Suburb of Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia

Mount Peter is a locality in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Mount Peter had a population of 92 people.

Eubenangee, Queensland Suburb of Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia

Eubenangee is a coastal locality split between the Cairns Region and the Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, the population of Eubenangee was 242 people.

Wrights Creek, Queensland Suburb of Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia

Wrights Creek is a locality in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Wrights Creek had a population of 156 people.

Daradgee, Queensland Town in Queensland, Australia

Daradgee is a town and a locality in the Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.. As of the 2016 Australian Census, Daradgee had a population of 74 people.

Barron Gorge, Queensland Suburb of Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia

Barron Gorge is a locality in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia.

Glen Boughton Suburb of Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia

Glen Boughton is a locality in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. In 2016 census, Glen Boughton had a population of 28.

Lamb Range Suburb of Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia

Lamb Range is a locality in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Lamb Range had a population of 0.

South Mission Beach Town in Queensland, Australia

South Mission Beach is a coastal town and locality in the Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, South Mission Beach had a population of 932 people.

Goldsborough, Queensland Suburb of Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia

Goldsborough is a locality in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Goldsborough had a population of 929 people.

Wooroonooran, Queensland Suburb of Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia

Wooroonooran is a locality split among the Cairns Region, the Cassowary Coast Region, and the Tablelands Region in Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Wooroonooran had no population.

Ngatjan Suburb of Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland, Australia

Ngatjan is a locality split between the Cassowary Coast Region and the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Ngatjan had no population. The term is derived from the ethnonym of the local Ngatjan people.

Green Hill, Queensland Suburb of Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia

Green Hill is a locality in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Green Hill had a population of 159 people.

Macalister Range, Queensland Suburb of Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia

Macalister Range is a coastal locality in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Maclister Range had no population.

Maalan, Queensland Suburb of Tablelands Region, Queensland, Australia

Maalan is a locality in the Tablelands Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Maalan had a population of 26 people.

References

  1. 1 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Waugh Pocket (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 April 2018. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. "Waugh Pocket - locality in Cairns Region (entry 48925)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government . Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  3. "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland . Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  4. "Waugh - railway station in Cairns Region (entry 36823)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government . Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  5. "W Suburbs" (PDF). Cairns Regional Council. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 May 2017. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  6. "NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT". Townsville Daily Bulletin . LXXI. Queensland, Australia. 11 December 1951. p. 6. Retrieved 22 April 2018 via National Library of Australia.
  7. "HERBERTON IN THE HILLS". Cairns Post (13, 775). Queensland, Australia. 27 April 1946. p. 7. Retrieved 22 April 2018 via National Library of Australia.

Commons-logo.svg Media related to Waugh Pocket, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons