Cape Cleveland, Queensland facts for kids
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Tender departing the RV Solander, one of the research vessels at the Australian Institute of Marine Science.jpg
|Population||155 (2016 census)|
|• Density||0.6920/km2 (1.792/sq mi)|
|Area||224.0 km2 (86.5 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|LGA(s)||City of Townsville|
The area takes its name from the headland Cape Cleveland, named by Captain Cook on his first voyage to the Pacific in 1770. Cook gave no reason for the name, but it is possible it was in honour of John Clevland, a former Secretary to the British Admiralty. Cook's original choice of name was "Iron Head", but this was crossed and replaced in a revision of his log shortly after leaving the cape.
Cape Cleveland has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Cape Cleveland: Cape Cleveland Light
There are no schools in Cape Cleveland. The nearest government primary schools are Giru State School in neighbouring Giru to the south-east and Wulguru State School in Wulguru to the west. The nearest government secondary school is William Ross State High School in Annandale, Townsville.
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