Cedar Creek, Queensland (Logan & Gold Coast)

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Cedar Creek
Queensland
Cedar Creek is located in Queensland
Cedar Creek
Cedar Creek
Coordinates 27°49′37″S 153°10′53″E / 27.82694°S 153.18139°E / -27.82694; 153.18139Coordinates: 27°49′37″S 153°10′53″E / 27.82694°S 153.18139°E / -27.82694; 153.18139
Population 832 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 4207
Location 41 km (25 mi) SSE of Brisbane
LGA(s) Logan City / Gold Coast City
State electorate(s) Albert
Federal Division(s) Forde
Suburbs around Cedar Creek:
Logan Village Wolffdene Luscombe
Yarrabilba Cedar Creek Kingsholme
Tamborine Tamborine Mountain Wongawallan

Cedar Creek is a locality split between Logan City and Gold Coast City in Queensland, Australia.[2][3] As at the 2011 Census, Cedar Creek had a population of 832.[1] It is located about 41 kilometres (25 mi) south-southeast of Brisbane, Queensland's capital city.[4]

History[edit]

The first European settler in the district was Jessie Daniells who established a timber mill in the area in 1864. Most of the early farmers in the district grew sugar cane. David Veivers established a dairy in the 1870s. [5]

A Wesleyan church was established in 1871.[6] The Cedar Creek School opened in 1874.[7] The Cedar Creek School of Arts was erected in December 1913 by the Upper Albert branch of the Farmers' Union.[8][5]

Formerly in the Shire of Beaudesert, Cedar Creek became split between Logan City and Gold Coast City following the local government amalgamations in March 2008.

School[edit]

The Cedar Creek Vested School opened on 21 September 1874 with 48 pupils under headmaster T.F. Williams (vested meant the school was funded by the Queensland Government) on 2 acres (0.81 ha) of land. William Fowles became the headmaster in 1875. In 1876, the school was enlarged to 12 acres (4.9 ha). In 1888, it became Cedar Creek State School, but low student numbers reduced it to Cedar Creek Provisional School in 1892. In 1895, it became Cedar Creek State School again. In 1913, 2 acres (0.81 ha) of land were given up to be used for a School of Arts. The diamond jubilee celebrations were held in December 1934 and were attended by Members of the Queensland Legislative Assembly, Reginald King (Member for Logan) and Thomas Flood Plunkett (Member for Albert). At that time there were less than 25 students.[9][10][11] In 2014, there are about 240 students enrolled.[12]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Cedar Creek is 634, 50.6% female and 49.4% male.[1] The median/average age of the Cedar Creek population is 38 years of age, 1 year above the Australian average.[1] 76.9% of people living in Cedar Creek were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 8.2%, New Zealand 2%, South Africa 1.6%, Burma 0.6%, Czech Republic 0.5%[1] 92.4% of people speak English as their first language 0.8% Polish, 0.6% Japanese, 0.5% Russian, 0.5% Portuguese, 0.5% Hungarian.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Cedar Creek Demographics (QLD) Local Stats. Retrieved on 25 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Cedar Creek (Logan City) (entry 45256)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Cedar Creek (Gold Coast City) (entry 46037)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Cedar Creek Postcode (QLD).
  5. ^ a b "Cedar Creek". Suburbs. Logan City Council. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "LOGAN AND ALBERT.". The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939) (Brisbane, Qld.: National Library of Australia). 25 March 1871. p. 10. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Advertising.". The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939) (Brisbane, Qld.: National Library of Australia). 18 October 1873. p. 1. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "THE WEEK AT A GLANCE.". The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939) (Brisbane, Qld.: National Library of Australia). 13 December 1913. p. 9. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "Agency ID5083, Cedar Creek State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  11. ^ "DIAMOND JUBILEE.". The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954) (Brisbane, Qld.: National Library of Australia). 19 December 1934. p. 11. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  12. ^ "Cedar Creek State School". Cedar Creek State School. Retrieved 13 April 2014.