Lucinda, Queensland

Lucinda is a coastal town and a locality in the Shire of Hinchinbrook, Queensland, Australia.[3][4] In the 2016 census, Lucinda had a population of 406 people.[1]

Lucinda
Queensland
Lucinda jetty 1.jpg
Jetty
Lucinda is located in Queensland
Lucinda
Lucinda
Coordinates18°31′58″S 146°20′05″E / 18.5327°S 146.3347°E / -18.5327; 146.3347Coordinates: 18°31′58″S 146°20′05″E / 18.5327°S 146.3347°E / -18.5327; 146.3347
Population406 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density5.219/km2 (13.516/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4850
Elevation10 m (33 ft)[2]
Area77.8 km2 (30.0 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s)Shire of Hinchinbrook
State electorate(s)Hinchinbrook
Federal division(s)Kennedy
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
27.2 °C
81 °F
22.3 °C
72 °F
949.5 mm
37.4 in
Localities around Lucinda:
Hinchinbrook Channel Hinchinbrook Channel Coral Sea
Macknade Lucinda Coral Sea
Halifax Halifax Halifax
Lucinda jetty 3.jpg

GeographyEdit

Lucinda is located at the southern entrance to Hinchinbrook Channel near the town of Ingham.[5]

HistoryEdit

Lucinda is located on the traditional lands of the Biyaygiri people.[5]

The town was named after Lady Lucinda Musgrave, the wife of the Governor of the then colony of Queensland, Sir Anthony Musgrave from 1883 to 1888, or the Queensland government steam yacht, the Lucinda, that was in turn named after her.[6]

Lucinda Post Office opened on 6 October 1896.[7]

At the 2006 census, Lucinda had a population of 448.[8]

At the 2016 census, Lucinda had a population of 406 people.[1]

EconomyEdit

A sugar-exporting town, Lucinda is noted for its 6 km-long sugar jetty, the world's largest bulk sugar loading facility.[5] Lucinda is also used as a port for a supply barge to Palm Island.

AmenitiesEdit

Lucinda is serviced by a convenience store, the Hinchinbrook Marine Cove Resort[9] on the waterfront on Dungeness Road, the Wanderers Village Resort on Bruce Parade and a hotel on Lucinda Point Road. It is also frequently serviced by Ingham and the nearby town of Halifax. Lucinda is serviced 5 days a week by Australia Post.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Lucinda (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018.  
  2. ^ Bureau of Meteorology Archived 26 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 2008-07-05.
  3. ^ "Lucinda – town in Shire of Hinchinbrook (entry 20220)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Lucinda – locality in Shire of Hinchinbrook (entry 42521)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  5. ^ a b c Hinchinbrook Tourism site Archived 16 January 2007 at the Wayback Machine - Lucinda page. Retrieved 16 December 2006.
  6. ^ "Lucinda – locality in Shire of Hinchinbrook (entry 42521)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  7. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  8. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Lucinda (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 July 2008.
  9. ^ "Hinchinbrook Marine Cove Resort". Archived from the original on 31 December 2017. Retrieved 18 December 2017.

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