Waverley, Queensland

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Waverley
Queensland
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Waverley
Coordinates 21°34′36″S139°00′33″E / 21.5768°S 139.0092°E / -21.5768; 139.0092 Coordinates: 21°34′36″S139°00′33″E / 21.5768°S 139.0092°E / -21.5768; 139.0092
Population20 (2016 census) [1]
 • Density0.0022/km2 (0.0056/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4825
Area9,244.8 km2 (3,569.4 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Boulia
State electorate(s) Gregory
Federal Division(s) Kennedy
Suburbs around Waverley:
Barkly Mount Isa Duchess
Piturie Waverley Dajarra
Carrandotta Georgina Buckingham

Waverley is an outback locality in the Shire of Boulia, Queensland, Australia. [2] In the 2016 census, Waverley had a population of 20 people. [1]

Outback Area in Australia

The Outback is the vast, remote interior of Australia. "The Outback" is more remote than those areas named "the bush", which include any location outside the main urban areas.

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.

Shire of Boulia Local government area in Queensland, Australia

The Shire of Boulia is a local government area in Central West Queensland, bordering the Northern Territory. Its administrative centre is in the town of Boulia.

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Geography

Waverley is in the Channel Country. All watercourses in this area are part of the Lake Eyre drainage basin, [3] and most will dry up before their water reaches Lake Eyre. [4]

Channel Country

The Channel Country is a region of outback Australia mostly in the state of Queensland but also in parts of South Australia, Northern Territory and New South Wales. The name comes from the numerous intertwined rivulets that cross the region, which cover 150,000 km². The Channel Country is over the Cooper and Eromanga geological basins and the Lake Eyre Basin drainage basin. Further to the east is the less arid Maranoa district.

Lake Eyre endorheic lake in South Australia

Lake Eyre, officially known as Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre, contains the lowest natural point in Australia, at approximately 15 m (49 ft) below sea level (AHD), and, on the rare occasions that it fills, is the largest lake in Australia, covering 9,500 km2 (3,668 sq mi). The shallow endorheic lake is the depocentre of the vast Lake Eyre basin and is found in Northern South Australia, some 700 km (435 mi) north of Adelaide.

The predominant land use is grazing on native vegetation. [3]

Pastoralism branch of agriculture concerned with raising livestock

Pastoralism is the branch of agriculture concerned with the raising of livestock. It is animal husbandry: the care, tending and use of animals such as cattle, camels, goats, yaks, llamas, reindeer, horses and sheep.

Education

There are no schools in Waverley. The nearest primary schools are in Mount Isa and Dajarra but might be infeasible for a daily commute. [5] The nearest secondary school is in Mount Isa. [5] The Spinifex State College in Mount Isa offers boarding facilities. [6] Other boarding schools or distance education would be options.

Mount Isa City in Queensland, Australia

Mount Isa is a city in the Gulf Country region of Queensland, Australia. It came into existence because of the vast mineral deposits found in the area. Mount Isa Mines (MIM) is one of the most productive single mines in world history, based on combined production of lead, silver, copper and zinc.

Dajarra, Queensland Town in Queensland, Australia

Dajarra is a town and a locality in the Shire of Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Dajarra had a population of 191 people.

Spinifex State College

Spinifex State College is a public, co-educational, day and boarding school located in Mount Isa, Queensland. It first opened in 2003.

Heritage listings

Waverley has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

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References

  1. 1 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Waverley (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. "Waverley - locality in Shire of Boulia (entry 42348)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government . Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  3. 1 2 "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland . Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  4. FitzSimons, Trish (2010). "Channel Country". Queensland Historical Atlas. University of Queensland. Archived from the original on 15 August 2019. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  5. 1 2 "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland . Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  6. "Residential Campus" (PDF). Spinifex State College . 2015. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 August 2019. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  7. "Moonah Creek 'Hanging Tree' (entry 600040)". Queensland Heritage Register . Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 7 July 2013.