Eidsvold, Queensland

Infobox Australian Place | type = town
name = Eidsvold
state = qld


caption =
lga = North Burnett Regional Council
postcode = 4627
est =
pop = 459
pop_footnotes =
elevation=
maxtemp =
mintemp =
rainfall =
stategov = Callide
fedgov = Flynn
dist1 = 395
location1= Brisbane
dist2 = 179
location2= Bundaberg
dist3 = 296
location3= Rockhampton

Eidsvold is a small town in the North Burnett region of Queensland, Australia. It is situated on the Burnett Highway approximately 430 kilometres north of the state capital, Brisbane. The town is the self-proclaimed "Beef Capital of the Burnett" and is a hub for the regional cattle industry. At the 2001 census, Eidsvold had a population of 459.Census 2006 AUS
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name=Eidsvold (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)
accessdate=2007-10-25
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The town is named for Eidsvold station, a nearby property. That in turn is named for Eidsvoll, Norway. The station was given this name by the Archer brothers, settlers who had land holdings in Norway. The Eidsvold run was licensed to Thomas Archer in June 1848. The Town Reserve, three miles east of the station homestead, was proclaimed 19 March 1890, and the post office opened 19 September 1887. [ Frew, Joan (1981) "Queensland Post Offices 1842-1980 and Receiving Offices 1869-1927", p. 263. Fortitude Valley, Queensland: published by the author, ISBN 0 9593973 0 2]

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