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Sharon is approximately eight kilometres west of Bundaberg towards Gin Gin. The Sharon Gorge is a further four kilometres along the highway, and is home to a tranquil area with rainforests, ferns, palms and orchids.[3]


The neighbourhood of Manoo is located in the south-western area of Sharon (24°53′00″S 152°14′00″E / 24.8833°S 152.2333°E / -24.8833; 152.2333 (Manoo)); it takes its name from the former Manoo railway station on the now closed Mount Perry railway line. The name Manoo is an Aboriginal word meaning clear straight track.[4]


Mill workers in front of Sharon Sugar Mill, Bundaberg, circa 1890

The locality is named after the Sharon plain in Israel.[2]

St Stephen's Anglican church was dedicated on 30 April 1945 by Rural Dean Reverend N.C.C. Bertram. Its closure was approved in September 1991.[5]

In the 2011 census, Sharon had a population of 1,131 people.[6]

Heritage listingsEdit

Splitters Creek Railway Bridge

Sharon has the following heritage listings:


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Sharon". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 April 2018.  
  2. ^ a b "Sharon - locality in Bundaberg Region (entry 44766)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Sharon - Queensland". Archived from the original on 17 January 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Manoo - unbounded locality in the Bundaberg Region (entry 20832)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Closed Churches". Anglican Church Southern Queensland. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  6. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Sharon". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 November 2015.  
  7. ^ "Splitters Creek Railway Bridge (entry 600529)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 7 July 2013.

External linksEdit

  • "Sharon". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.