Eidsvold and Eidsvold Shire

Eidsvold, a rural town, is 160 km west of Maryborough, between Mundubbera and Monto.

The Eidsvold area was explored by Thomas Archer, one of five sons of William Archer who had emigrated from Scotland to Norway in 1825. Three of the sons emigrated to Australia in the 1830s. Thomas Archer took up a pastoral run in 1848, naming it Eidsvold after the Norwegian town where the constitution of Norway was signed in 1814 and from where the Archer family had emigrated. The family's Eidsvold Homestead (1850) is listed on the Queensland heritage register.

Further Reading: 

Centenary Souvenir 1848-1948 embracing the districts of Gayndah, Mundubbera, Eidsvold and Monto, Brisbane, William Brooks, 1948

Eidsvold Goldfields, 1887-1987: centenary souvenir, Eidsvold, 1987

Jim Stewart and Shirley Taylor, Pictures from the past: a photographic history of Eidsvold Shire, Eidsvold Shire Council, 2001

Einasleigh entry

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