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Flaxton
Queensland
Flaxton.jpeg
View from Flaxton towards the Pacific Ocean
Population 884 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4560
LGA(s) Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s) Glass House
Federal Division(s) Fairfax
Suburbs around Flaxton:
Mapleton Mapleton Dulong
Obi Obi Flaxton Hunchy
Obi Obi Montville Hunchy

Flaxton is a rural locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 Australian Census the locality recorded a population of 884.

History

The locality is named after Flaxton Hall Farm in the fens of Eastern England. Joseph Dixon, who originally grew sugarcane at Buderim, selected land at Flaxton in 1882. From 1892 the land was cleared so bananas and citrus fruit could be farmed.

A fruit-packing shed which could process the district's entire harvest was opened 1931. A sawmill operated for more than 20 years before being burned down in 1956.

Flaxton State School was established in 1967.

Coordinates: 26°39′33″S 152°52′09″E / 26.65917°S 152.86917°E / -26.65917; 152.86917

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