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Aldershot
Queensland
Aldershot is located in Queensland
Aldershot
Aldershot
Location in Queensland
Population 1,152 (2016 census)
 • Density 54.08/km2 (140.1/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4650
Area 21.3 km2 (8.2 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC)
LGA(s) Fraser Coast Region
State electorate(s) Maryborough
Federal Division(s)
Localities around Aldershot:
Duckinwilla Walliebum Dundathu
Dunmora Aldershot St Helens
Oakhurst Maryborough West Maryborough
E. A. Weinberg, manager of the Aldershot works, 1895
E. A. Weinberg, manager of the Aldershot works, 1895

Aldershot is a rural town and locality in the Fraser Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Aldershot had a population of 1,152 people.

History

The Queensland Smelting Company named the town after Aldershot in England. The company was established in England in 1888 and in 1893 built a smelter in the area. The smelter operated until 1906, when it was relocated to North Queensland to be closer to the mining areas.

Aldershot Post Office opened on 1 September 1892 and closed around 1920.

A primary school opened in Aldershot in 1894. It appears to have closed by 1911, when tenders were called to relocate the school buildings to Maryborough West and the teacher's residence to Gayndah.

Economy

The major industry in Aldershot today is the Maryborough Correctional Centre located at Stein Road.

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