Torrens Creek - QLD

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  Population - Suburb

Position

DEG: -20.769199 145.014435
DMS: 20º 46' 9.12" S 145º 00' 51.97" E
UTM: 55 K 7702125mN 293296mE
Altitude: 470.15m

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Bedford St
Torrens Creek QLD 4816
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Information

Torrens Creek is a small locality of less than 100 people and consists of just a pub and a garage, however it is a nice area to explore the nearby National Parks and has an interesting history.

The Great North Railway reached Torrens Creek in 1885 and from then on it became the supply centre for a large district. Mailmen rode out to the north and south to various stations delivering mail along routes which are still used today. The district's most famous mailman, Jack Blunt, who served from 1931 to 1954 is honoured with a cairn and plaque erected by Torrens Creek residents.

Torrens Creek had its place in history associated with the Coral Sea battle. In 1942 this little town was nearly blown apart when a huge allied ammunition dump exploded. Torrens Creek was in a vital position for a supply dump when the threat of Japanese invasion was apparent. Australian and American troops were in charge and carried out regular controlled burns to create firebreaks. One summer day in 1942 a fire that was not properly extinguished caused a terrific explosion, which hurled men from their trucks. There were 12 major explosions in succession, sufficient to leave craters 20 feet deep.
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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

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Hughenden Airport
Distance from Torrens Creek 81.34km W
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C35.234.934.131.828.425.725.727.932.235.136.237.1
Mean Min. °C23.322.721.217.912.810.49.010.315.418.521.623.2
Mean Rain mm142.682.430.323.46.620.913.410.09.715.253.584.8

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