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Pechey
Queensland
Pechey State Forest.jpg
Pechey State Forest, 2014
Postcode: 4352
LGA: Toowoomba Region
State District: Condamine
Federal Division: Groom
Localities around Pechey:
Whichello Crows Nest Crows Nest
Whichello Pechey Grapetree
Groomsville Merritts Creek
Hampton
Grapetree

Pechey is a small rural locality in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia.

Geography

The New England Highway passes through the centre of the town. Pechey State Forest occupies the entire south east corner of the area.

History

The town was named after Edward Wilmot Pechey (Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for the Electoral district of Aubigny 1873-1877). He was also a surveyor and sawmill owner. Pechey Post Office opened on 1 July 1927 (a receiving office had been open from 1888) and closed in 1971.

Heritage listings

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

  • New England Highway: Pechey Forestry Arboretum

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