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Mount Jukes
Queensland
StateLibQld 1 273255 Inglenook, Mt. Jukes, 1909.jpg
The house "Inglenook" with the mountain in the background, 1909
Population 394 (2016 census)
 • Density 5.232/km2 (13.55/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4740
Area 75.3 km2 (29.1 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Mackay Region
State electorate(s) Whitsunday
Federal Division(s) Dawson
Suburbs around Mount Jukes:
Seaforth Ball Bay Cape Hillsborough
Belmunda
Kuttabul Mount Jukes Coral Sea
Kuttabul Kuttabul The Leap

Mount Jukes is a mountain and surrounding coastal rural locality north of Mackay in the Mackay Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Mount Jukes had a population of 394 people.

Geography

The mountain is located in the south-west of the locality (20°59′52″S 148°56′57″E / 20.9978°S 148.9492°E / -20.9978; 148.9492 (Mount Jukes (Queensland))) within Pioneer Peaks National Park and the Central Mackay Coast IBRA Region. It rises to 547 metres (1,795 ft) above sea level and is composed of igneous rock that has been weathered and eroded. The mountains originated from volcanic activity approximately 32 million years ago.

Mount Jukes has a species of shrubs growing in its trees called the Mount Blackwood holly, a species only found in Mount Blackwood area. The easiest route up the mountain is by gravel road that is locked.

History

Mount Jukes was named by George Elphinstone Dalrymple in 1862 after geologist Joseph Beete Jukes, who served as a naturalist on the explorations of HMS Fly from 1842 to 1846.

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