Pechey, Queensland

Pechey is a small rural locality in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia.[1]

Pechey
Queensland
Pechey State Forest.jpg
Pechey State Forest, 2014
Pechey is located in Queensland
Pechey
Pechey
Coordinates27°18′25″S 152°02′56″E / 27.307°S 152.049°E / -27.307; 152.049Coordinates: 27°18′25″S 152°02′56″E / 27.307°S 152.049°E / -27.307; 152.049
Postcode(s)4352
LGA(s)Toowoomba Region
State electorate(s)Condamine
Federal Division(s)Groom
Localities around Pechey:
Whichello Crows Nest Crows Nest
Whichello Pechey Grapetree
Groomsville Merritts Creek
Hampton
Grapetree

GeographyEdit

The New England Highway passes through the centre of the town. Pechey State Forest occupies the entire south east corner of the area.[2]

HistoryEdit

The town was named after Edward Wilmot Pechey (Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for the Electoral district of Aubigny 1873-1877). He was also a surveyor and sawmill owner.[1] Pechey Post Office opened on 1 July 1927 (a receiving office had been open from 1888) and closed in 1971.[3]

Heritage listingsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Pechey (entry 48034)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Pechey, Queensland". Google Maps. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Pechey Forestry Arboretum (entry 601882)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013.