Gilston, Queensland

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Gilston
Gold Coast CityQueensland
Gilston is located in Queensland
Gilston
Gilston
Coordinates 28°01′48″S 153°18′35″E / 28.03000°S 153.30972°E / -28.03000; 153.30972Coordinates: 28°01′48″S 153°18′35″E / 28.03000°S 153.30972°E / -28.03000; 153.30972
Population 1,449 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 4211
Location
LGA(s) Gold Coast City
State electorate(s) Mudgeeraba
Federal Division(s) Wright
Suburbs around Gilston:
Advancetown Nerang Highland Park
Advancetown Gilston Worongary
Advancetown Advancetown Tallai

Gilston is a locality in Gold Coast City, Queensland, Australia.[2]According to the 2011 census it had a population of 1,449,[1] an increase of almost 900 since the previous census in 2006.[3]

Geography[edit]

The western boundary of the suburb is marked by the Nerang River.

History[edit]

Settlement began in the 1860s with dairying and timber being the main industries. Mr Bryant, a local storekeeper, named the district Gilston after Gilston in England.[4]

Nerang Upper Provisional School opened on 1 June 1881. In 1903, it became Gilston Provisional School in 1903. In 1908 it became Gilston State School.[5][6] The school was on Gilston Road until 1985 when increasing enrolments resulted in a new school campus being constructed in Worongary Street. In 1996, funds were raised to relocate the original school building onto the new campus.[7]

The first telephone office opened in March 1923.[8]

After engaged in fundraising since March 1930, the Gilson Hall was finally opened on Friday 16 June 1933 by Thomas Plunkett, junior, Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for the Albert. The hall was erected on the site of the old Lutheran church on Gilstone Road and was 60 by 30 feet (18.3 m × 9.1 m) with a stage and dressing rooms.[9][10][11]

Education[edit]

Gilston State School, a government primary (P-7) school, is located at 588 Worongary Road (28°02′23″S 153°18′40″E / 28.039679°S 153.31101°E / -28.039679; 153.31101 (Gilston State School)).[12]

Amenities[edit]

Gilston Public Hall is located at Gilston Road beside Gilston Hall Park (28°01′21″S 153°18′33″E / 28.022591°S 153.309249°E / -28.022591; 153.309249 (Gilston Public Hall)). It is used by a number of community groups. The Gold Coast mobile library service visits this location every fortnight.[13]

Sports[edit]

The Grand Golf Club has its entrance at 364 Gilston Road but most of the course is in neighbouring Advancetown, accessed by a bridge over the Nerang River (28°00′58″S 153°18′23″E / 28.0160°S 153.3065°E / -28.0160; 153.3065 (Grand Golf Club)). This private club has a 19-hole golf course designed by Greg Norman.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Gilston (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Gilston (entry 46049)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  3. ^ 2006 ABS census data
  4. ^ "Gilston History". Gold Coast City Council. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Agency ID5236, Gilston State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Gilston State School Handbook". Gilston State School. Archived from the original on 22 May 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Telephone at Gilston.". The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) (Qld.: National Library of Australia). 5 March 1923. p. 9. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "GILSTON HALL.". South Coast Bulletin (Southport, Qld. : 1929 - 1939) (Southport, Qld.: National Library of Australia). 2 June 1933. p. 5. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "NERANG SHIRE COUNCIL.". South Coast Bulletin (Southport, Qld. : 1929 - 1939) (Southport, Qld.: National Library of Australia). 3 March 1933. p. 10. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "GILSTON PUBLIC HALL.". The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) (Qld.: National Library of Australia). 19 June 1933. p. 17. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  12. ^ "Queensland State and Non-State Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  13. ^ "Mobile library timetable". Gold Coast City Council. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  14. ^ "The Grand Golf Club". The Grand Golf Club. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 

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