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Mount Perry, Queensland, Australia

Mount Perry, Queensland, Australia

Mount Perry (QLD), Australia

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Description Mount Perry is a small town and locality in the North Burnett Region in southeastern Queensland, Australia. In the 2011 census, Mount Perry had a population of 480 people.GeographyMount Perry is about 365km northwest of Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, and about 100km west of Bundaberg. The town is nestled in a valley near Mount Perry, the area's highest mountain.HistoryMount Perry Post Office opened on 26 July 1871. It was known as Tenninering between 1882 and 1884.Mount Perry was connected by a railway line to Bundaberg from 1884 until 1960.At the 2006 census, Mount Perry and the surrounding area had a population of 431.EconomyGold mining continues to be an important industry in the area, especially Solomon Gold, a company that operates in the town, while the popular Mount Perry Races remains a fixture on the calendars of many people in the area.FacilitiesMount Perry has a public library, art gallery and a bicentennial museum. There is just one general store, one petrol station, one post office (with bank agency), one primary school, two motels and one golf course.Heritage listingsMount Perry has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: Isabella Street: Mount Perry Masonic Lodge Sandy Camp Road (north of Magazine Road): Mount Perry Powder Magazine Wallace Street: St Patricks Church