Southern Cross, Queensland

Southern Cross is a locality in the Charters Towers Region, Queensland, Australia.[1] The locality is mainly rural, except for a small area in the south-east which adjoins the city of Charters Towers. This area is best described as rural-residential, and is included in the boundaries of "Charters Towers North" published by the Charters Towers Regional Council.[2]

Southern Cross
Queensland
Southern Cross is located in Queensland
Southern Cross
Southern Cross
Coordinates20°00′52″S 146°10′02″E / 20.0144°S 146.1672°E / -20.0144; 146.1672Coordinates: 20°00′52″S 146°10′02″E / 20.0144°S 146.1672°E / -20.0144; 146.1672
Postcode(s)4820
Area375.0 km2 (144.8 sq mi)
LGA(s)Charters Towers Region
State electorate(s)Traeger
Federal Division(s)Kennedy
Suburbs around Southern Cross:
Basalt Basalt Breddan
Basalt Southern Cross Breddan
Basalt Black Jack Toll
Grand Secret
Alabama Hill
Towers Hill

HistoryEdit

The former railway station of Southern Cross, on the Great Northern railway line, which was opened in 1884, was just over the boundary in the locality of Black Jack, Queensland.[3] A 1,122 metres (3,681 ft) crossing loop is located in the immediate vicinity.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Southern Cross - locality in Charters Towers Region (entry 48285)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Charters Towers Regional Council - Community Profile - Charters Towers North". Charters Towers Regional Council. Retrieved 17 March 2019. and the eastern part of the locality of Southern Cross
  3. ^ Google (17 March 2019). "Southern Cross Railway Station" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Mount Isa System Information Pack - Page 12" (PDF). Queensland Rail. October 2016. Retrieved 18 March 2019.