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Dysart
Queensland
Population: 3003
Established: 1973
Postcode: 4745
Elevation: 223 m (732 ft)
Location:
LGA: Isaac Region
State District: Mirani
Federal Division: Capricornia
Mean Max Temp Mean Min Temp Annual Rainfall
34 °C
93 °F
10 °C
50 °F
590 mm
23.2 in

Dysart is a town in Central Queensland, Australia, located in the Isaac Region. Dysart is a service centre for the nearby Norwich Park coal mine, which closed in 2012 and Saraji coal mine, as well as grazing properties in the district. Most residents are employed by the coal mines. At the 2011 census, Dysart had a population of 3,003.

Dysart was established in 1973, the Post Office opening on 8 October 1973.

Prussian explorer Ludwig Leichhardt explored the region in 1845, climbing to the summit of nearby Campbells Peak.

Rugby League is a popular sport in Dysart. Dysart junior team is named 'Dysart Bulls' with team colours being red, black and white. The senior team is also called 'Dysart Bulls' and has about six home games a year. Junior home team of Matt Sing (24 State of Origin Games for Queensland).

Dysart State High School has around two hundred students. The High School holds an annual Fete.

Mines

Norwich Park coal mine was located 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south of the town. Dysart is home to Norwich Park Mines Day, held to increase the public's knowledge of the mining industry. A monument to the coal and rail industry consisting of a large truck and coal wagon is located at the northern entrance to the town.

Norwich Park Mine closed on 11 April 2012, after 32 years of operation. Following its closure, its miners were relocated to Saraji Mine, which is located 26 kilometres (16 mi) north of the town.


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