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The town is located on the D'Aguilar Highway, in the South Burnett local government area, 166 kilometres (103 mi) north-west of the state capital, Brisbane. Blackbutt lies within the Cooyar Creek catchment, tributary of the Brisbane River, which rises in the Bunya Mountains to the west.


European settlement in the Blackbutt area began in 1842, when the Scott family established Taromeo Station. In 1887, the Scott family ceded land to found both Blackbutt and its neighbouring town of Benarkin. Farms were established in the area and the discovery of gold in the area in the late 19th century led to population growth in the town.


The town is named after Eucalyptus pilularis, commonly known as blackbutt, a common tree of the family Myrtaceae native to south-eastern Australia which is one of Australia's most important hardwoods.


Blackbutt, Benarkin and the nearby town of Yarraman are often collectively referred to as the "Timber Towns" and the terms "Timbertown" and "Timbertowners" feature in the name of many local businesses and a sporting teams.[4]


Blackbutt Provisional School opened on 20 January 1896 under teacher Rosa Bella Ryan. On 1 January 1909 it became Blackbutt State School. In January 1914, the school relocated to a larger site.[5][6][7]


When the Blackbutt railway station was built to serve the town, it was some distance from the town, so in 1910 it was decided to name the station Benarkin instead.[9] This in turn gave its name to the new town that formed near the railway station Benarkin. Because of the close proximity (3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) apart) and intertwined history of the two towns, they are often referred to as the twin towns of Blackbutt-Benarkin.[3] Blackbutt was connected to the Brisbane Valley railway line in 1911. However, the line was closed in the 1980s and was converted into a rail trail.[10]


Blackbutt is the site of the Queensland Government's first trial of using fibre composite in bridge building when it was used in the replacement of Taromeo Creek bridge in 2005.[17][18] Fibre composite materials are much stronger than steel and concrete but also much lighter and do not rust.[19]


The Blackbutt Avocado Festival has been held annually in September since 2016, replacing the former Bloomin Beautiful Blackbutt Festival. It features avocado cooking demonstrations, avocado tossing competitions, presentations on farming avocados, in addition to other festival events, such as arts and craft displays, woodchop competitions and live music.[26]


Blackbutt has 7 different interesting and challenging walking trails with magnificent scenery and natural features through varying forest types and along creeks. Trails are signposted at each major intersection.


This glorious 182-hectare swathe of bush skirting Kotara and New Lambton would not exist had it not been for Joe Richley who persuaded New Lambton Council to buy 6ha of New Lambton bushland in 1934. This formed the basis of Blackbutt Reserve and Richley Reserve (part of Blackbutt) is named in his honour.


Aside from koalas, take a walk along the boardwalk to see birds (including kingfishers, black cockatoos), wombats, reptiles such as the eastern long-necked turtle, diamond pythons and eastern blue-tongued lizards to name but a few.


Blackbutt Avocado Festival - 9th September 2017, is Australia's best and only Avocado Festival. Come enjoy a fun family day celebrating the Bloomin' Beautiful Blackbutt and the delicious Avocados the region produces. There will be entertainment all day for young and old, compete in the Avo-Toss, enjoy live music, watch cooking demonstrations on how to perfectly cook avocados, take in woodchop competitions and so much more. There is something for eveyone at the Blackbutt Avocado Festival.


The Blackbutt Avocado Festival is an amazing opportunity for us to present Blackbutt to the world. Last year the festival had 5000 attendees and an estimated 3000 of those came from outside the region...


Blackbutt Reserve at Carnley Avenue features native wildlife exhibits including koalas, emus, wallabies and wombats. A series of boardwalks make it easy to push a stroller and let young ones safely view the creatures up close in the enclosures. Older kids will love running up and down the boardwalks from one enclosure to another.


These enclosures include birds, lizards, snakes, wombats and koalas. Kangaroos and emus are nearby in an enclosed paddock. You can also feed the emus at Blackbutt Reserve. Just purchase food at the Kiosk.


Light blonde timbers are popular Australia-wide to complete the Scandinavian look, or Coastal beach feel in modern architectural housing designs. Australian Blackbutt timber is a fashionable choice for these architectural styles, and unfortunately, there is a chronic shortage of this timber. The reasons are many and not only due to excessive demand.


Despite its unusual name, the colour of this blonde timber varies from light brown hues to golden yellow. It gets its name from the blackened base on the trunk of the trees that is caused from bushfires or controlled burns. Fortunately, it grows quickly and in bushfire areas, which makes it a popular choice for plantations.


Another very important reason for its popularity is that a Blackbutt decking has a very good fire rating, up to and including BAL 29. In fact, it is one of the seven timber types considered suitable for bushfire zones by the Victorian Building Authority.


With a fire rating of up to and including BAL 29, and proven strength, durability and longevity, composite Blackbutt wood holds its own with natural Blackbutt. NewTechWood is also termite resistant, but an unexpected advantage NewTechWood has over natural Blackbutt timber is that NewTechWood deck boards never need oiling, varnishing sealing or painting. Plus, you get the security of a 25-year warranty.


Of people aged 15 and over in Blackbutt (Qld), 12.1% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 18.9% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 5.2% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.


Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in Blackbutt (Qld) (including those who did not state an ancestry).


The most common responses for religion in Blackbutt (Qld) were Anglican 25.6%, No Religion, so described 24.2%, Catholic 19.0%, Not stated 10.7% and Uniting Church 8.1%. In Blackbutt (Qld), Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (71.7%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).


There were 239 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Blackbutt (Qld). Of these 49.0% were employed full time, 32.2% were employed part-time and 10.9% were unemployed.


Of the employed people in Blackbutt (Qld), the most common responses for industry of employment included Primary Education 9.7%, Other Fruit and Tree Nut Growing 7.8%, Beef Cattle Farming (Specialised) 4.5%, Log Sawmilling 4.5% and Local Government Administration 4.5%.


In Blackbutt (Qld), on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 62.0%, Worked at home 9.6%, Walked only 6.2%, Car, as passenger 4.3% and Bus 1.4%. On the day, 1.9% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 68.0% used car (either as driver or as passenger).


In Blackbutt (Qld), of people aged 15 years and over, 64.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 17.9% provided care for children and 14.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.


Of occupied private dwellings in Blackbutt (Qld), 97.1% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.9% were flats or apartments and 0.9% were other dwellings.


In Blackbutt (Qld), of occupied private dwellings 2.9% had 1 bedroom, 20.6% had 2 bedrooms and 54.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.2 people.


In Blackbutt (Qld), 45.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 29.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.6% had three or more registered motor vehicles.


In Blackbutt (Qld), 68.9% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.


In Blackbutt (Qld), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.8 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,062.


Watch the ever-changing landscape as you tackle Blackbutt walking track in Dorrigo National Park. This challenging hike has a couple of steep climbs that will really get your heart racing. Winding through lush rainforest, along Endiandra Creek, it follows the escarpment offering breathtaking views towards Dorrigo plateau. 041b061a72


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