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Joskeleigh
Queensland
Joskeleigh is located in Queensland
Joskeleigh
Joskeleigh
Location in Queensland
Population 70 (2016 census)
 • Density 1.36/km2 (3.5/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4702
Area 51.3 km2 (19.8 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Livingstone Shire
State electorate(s) Keppel
Federal Division(s) Capricornia
Localities around Joskeleigh:
Coowonga Keppel Sands Coral Sea
Tungamull Joskeleigh Coral Sea
Nankin Thompson Point Coral Sea

Joskeleigh is a coastal rural locality in the Livingstone Shire, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Joskeleigh had a population of 70 people.

History

Queensland State Archives 3530 Children attending Joskeleigh Provisional School c 1915
Children attending Joskeleigh Provisional School, circa 1915

Joskeleigh Provisional School opened on 28 October 1913 in a church building, pending the erection of a school building, under head teacher Frederick Vespermann. There was an average of 21 students in 1913. In 1918 it became Josleigh State School. It closed on 29 April 1985 due to falling enrolments.

Sandhills Post Office opened on 24 December 1923 (a receiving office had been open from 1898, named Fishergate until 1908) and closed in 1937.

Joskeleigh Post Office opened on 1 September 1947 and closed in 1971.

Heritage listings

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

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