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Richmond
Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population: 522
Postcode: 4822
Location:
LGA: Shire of Richmond
State District: Mount Isa
Federal Division: Kennedy
Localities around Richmond:
Burleigh Burleigh Woolgar
Maxwelton Richmond Dutton River
Albion Albion Stamford

Richmond is a town and locality in the Shire of Richmond in western Queensland, Australia. It is the administrative centre of the Richmond Shire. In the 2011 census, Richmond had a population of 522 people.

Geography

The town is located on the Flinders Highway, 498 kilometres (309 mi) west of Townsville and 406 kilometres (252 mi) east of Mount Isa.

The Flinders River forms the northern boundary of the town. Traditionally, the two biggest industries in Richmond are sheep- and cattle-farming, however tourism is an increasingly important aspect of the local economy. In addition to being a major transit stop on the Flinders Highway, recent paleontological discoveries have unearthed the fossils of prehistoric marine creatures, some of which are on display in Richmond.

History

At the 2006 census, Richmond had a population of 554.

Heritage listings

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

  • Crawford Street: St John the Baptist Anglican Church

Facilities

Richmond has a public library, golf course, bowling club, swimming facilities, race course, caravan park, tourist information centre and a fossil museum named Kronosaurus Korner.

Transport

  • See Richmond Airport
Long distance rail services
Preceding station   Queensland Rail   Following station
toward Townsville
The Inlander
toward Mount Isa

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