Mount Chalmers, Queensland facts for kids
Rural landscape, Mount Chalmers, 2016
|Population||216 (2011 census)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Livingstone|
Gold was found in Mount Chalmers in 1860 but gold mining did not commence in the area until 1869. It was named after Mr Chambers who established a battery. In 1899 copper mining commenced.
A provisional school opened on 23 January 1901; it was proclaimed Mount Chalmers State School in 1909.
In 1908 the Yeppoon railway line was established from Sleipners Junction on the North Rockhampton to Emu Park railway line and then through to Yeppoon railway station. Mount Chalmers railway station () served the town.
In 1911, the census recorded a population of 1181. However, the mining ended in 1914 and people moved away; the 1921 census showed the population had fallen to 95 people.
The Yeppoon railway line ceased passenger services in 1978 and closed completely in 2004.
The school was mothballed on 31 December 2005 and its closure finalised on 31 December 2006.
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