Deagon, a residential suburb on the Sandgate railway line, is 16 km north of central Brisbane. It is partly separated from Sandgate by a series of lagoons and former water reserves, and is bounded on the south by the Cabbage Tree Creek. William Deagon was the Mayor of Sandgate town council in 1882-84. The railway line was opened in 1882 with the destination of Sandgate uppermost in mind as the beach escape for Brisbanites in the summer. Deagon was chosen by the Sandgate townspeople as the location for its local racecourse, west of the railway station.


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