Cornish Creek, Queensland facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsCornish Creek
Tea party at Mount Cornish Station, 1898
|Population||16 (2016 census)|
|• Density||0.00845/km2 (0.0219/sq mi)|
|Area||1,892.5 km2 (730.7 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
On 22 November 2019 the Queensland Government decided to amalgamate the localities in the Barcaldine Region, resulting in five expanded localities based on the larger towns: Alpha, Aramac, Barcaldine, Jericho and Muttaburra. Most of Cornish Creek was incorporated into Muttaburra, except for a small part of eastern Cornish Creek which was incorporated into Aramac.
The locality is named after the creek, which was in turn named in 1860 by explorer William Landsborough after his business partner Edward Cornish.
Cornish Creek has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
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