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Mount Morgan

Mount Morgan is a town and locality in Rockhampton Region, Queensland, Australia. The town was the administrative centre of the Mount Morgan Shire until March 2008, when it was amalgamated with neighbouring local government areas to form the Rockhampton Region. In the 2011 census, Mount Morgan had a population of 2,115 people.GeographyThe town of Mount Morgan is situated on the Dee River, 38km south of the city of Rockhampton, and is 680km north of the state capital, Brisbane. The Burnett Highway passes through the town.Mount Morgan's highest point of 341 meters is located at approximately, approximately 600 meters east of the centre of the Baree township.HistoryMount Morgan was founded as a gold mining town in 1882, and over time the Mount Morgan Mine has produced gold, silver and copper. Among those making a fortune from this mine was William Knox D'Arcy. D'Arcy used his fortune to finance oil exploration in Iran, which led to the formation of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (now BP).Mount Morgan Post Office opened on 18 May 1885 (a receiving office had been open from 1884).
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