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Richmond is a town in western Queensland, Australia. The town is located on the Flinders Highway, 498km west of Townsville and 406km east of Mount Isa. It is the administrative centre of the Richmond Shire. At the, Richmond had a population of 554.The Flinders River forms the northern boundary of the town. Traditionally, the two biggest industries in Richmond are sheep- and cattle-farming, however tourism is an increasingly important aspect of the local economy. In addition to being a major transit stop on the Flinders Highway, recent paleontological discoveries have unearthed the fossils of prehistoric marine creatures, some of which are on display in Richmond.Heritage listingsRichmond has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: Crawford Street: St John the Baptist Anglican Church ComplexFacilitiesRichmond has a public library, golf course, bowling club, swimming facilities, race course, caravan park, tourist information centre and a fossil museum named Kronosaurus Korner.TransportSee Richmond Airport
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