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Bloomfield
Queensland
Ayton general store.JPG
Ayton general store, 2009
Bloomfield is located in Queensland
Bloomfield
Bloomfield
Location in Queensland
Population 204 (2016 census)
 • Density 0.2452/km2 (0.635/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4895
Area 832.1 km2 (321.3 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)
  • Shire of Cook
  • Shire of Douglas
State electorate(s) Cook
Federal Division(s) Leichhardt
Suburbs around Bloomfield:
Rossville Rossville Coral Sea
Lakeland Bloomfield Wujal Wujal
Degarra
Cape Tribulation
Dedin Dagmar Noah

Bloomfield is a town in the Shire of Cook and a coastal locality which is split between the Shire of Cook and the Shire of Douglas in Queensland, Australia. The neighbourhood of Ayton is within the locality (15°55′17″S 145°21′11″E / 15.92139°S 145.35306°E / -15.92139; 145.35306 (Ayton, Queensland)). In the 2016 census, Bloomfield had a population of 204 people.

The neighbourhood of China Camp is an abandoned tin mining area within the locality (16°02′42″S 145°18′00″E / 16.045°S 145.300°E / -16.045; 145.300 (China Camp)).

Geography

The locality of Bloomfield is geographically divided into a northern section in the Shire of Cook and a southern section in the Shire of Douglas. The narrow boundary between the two sections is about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) in width and follows a creek (a tributary of the Bloomfield River).

History

The town and locality are named after the Bloomfield River.

Prior to the deamalgamation of Shire of Douglas on 1 January 2014, Bloomfield was split between Shire of Cook and Cairns Region.

Education

Bloomfield River State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 3202 Rossville-Bloomfield Road (15°56′07″S 145°20′29″E / 15.9352°S 145.3413°E / -15.9352; 145.3413 (Bloomfield River State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 41 students with 6 teachers and 9 non-teaching staff (5 full-time equivalent).

The nearest secondary school is in Cooktown (approximately 1 hour away).

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