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Eimeo
MackayQueensland
Mango Avenue, Eimeo.jpg
Mango Avenue, Eimeo
Eimeo is located in Queensland
Eimeo
Eimeo
Coordinates 21°02′10″S 149°10′35″E / 21.0362°S 149.1763°E / -21.0362; 149.1763 (Eimeo (town centre))
Population 3,230 (2016 census suburb)
 • Density 950/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4740
Area 3.4 km2 (1.3 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
  • 14 km (9 mi) N of Mackay CBD
  • 970 km (603 mi) NNW of Brisbane
LGA(s) Mackay Region
State electorate(s) Whitsunday
Federal Division(s) Dawson
Suburbs around Eimeo:
Bucasia Coral Sea Dolphin Heads
Bucasia Eimeo Blacks Beach
Rural View Rural View Blacks Beach

Eimeo is a coastal town and suburb in the Mackay Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census the suburb of Eimeo had a population of 3,230 people.

History

The name Eimeo was derived from pastoral run name used by Jeremiah Downs Armitage, a pastoralist in the 1870s, possibly because of his birthplace in Tahiti, claimed to be Moorea (also called Eimeo).

Eimeo Road State School opened on 5 February 1934. It is the largest primary school in the Whitsunday Region, Mackay Region and Issac Region. It has a number of students there exceeding 1200. Its largest population ever recorded was 1264 in 2002.

Eimeo Post Office opened on 24 January 1949 and closed in 1972.

Heritage listings

Eimeo has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

  • Mango Avenue (between Whittles Lane and Heidke Street): Mango Avenue

Education

There are no schools in Eimeo. The nearest primary and secondary schools are Eimeo Road State School and Mackay Northern Beaches State High School, both in neighbouring Rural View to the south.

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