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North Eton
Queensland
StateLibQld 2 122214 Group of men, women and children rowing across Lagoon Creek at Beldan's, North Eton, Queensland, 1900-1910.jpg
People rowing across Lagoon Creek at Beldan's, North Eton, circa 1900-1910
Population 536 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4741
LGA(s) Mackay Region
State electorate(s) Mirani
Federal Division(s) Capricornia
Suburbs around North Eton:
Marian Marian Marian
Kinchant Dam North Eton Victoria Plains
Brightly Eton Eton

North Eton is a locality in the Mackay Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2011 census, North Eton had a population of 536 people.

Geography

The neighbourhood of Victoria is located within North Eton.

The land is very flat, 30 metres above sea level, with a small rise on the western edge of the locality at the foothills of Mount at the base of Mount Kinchant (in the neighbouring locality of Kinchant Dam). The north branch of Sandy Creek flows from the north-west to the south-east of the locality and is part of the Plane Creek drainage basin. The land is entirely used for farming, predominantly sugar cane.

History

North Eton Sugar Mill, circa 1912
North Eton Sugar Mill, circa 1912

Originally known as the Defiance, the North Eton Central Mill commenced crushing sugarcane in 1888. It was the first sugar mill sponsored by the Queensland Government. In 1989, a number of sugar mills in the district merged to Mackay Sugar Limited, resulting in the closure of the North Eton mill.

The North Eton State School opened on 5 August 1895, but has also been known as the Eton North State School.

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