Harristown, Queensland

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Coordinates 27°34′41″S 151°55′34″E / 27.578°S 151.926°E / -27.578; 151.926Coordinates: 27°34′41″S 151°55′34″E / 27.578°S 151.926°E / -27.578; 151.926
Population 7,949 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 1,089/km2 (2,820/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4350
Area 7.3 km2 (2.8 sq mi)
Location 4 km (2 mi) SW of Toowoomba
LGA(s) Toowoomba Region
State electorate(s) Toowoomba South
Federal Division(s) Groom
Suburbs around Harristown:
Glenvale Newtown Toowoomba City
Glenvale Harristown South Toowoomba
Drayton Darling Heights Kearneys Spring

Harristown is a suburb of Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, located to the southwest of the city centre.

The suburb was officially named in 1981, and is believed to honour George Harris (1831–1891), a Brisbane businessman.[2] Originally in the Shire of Drayton, the suburb was first opened as the Harristown Estate in 1902, and in 1911, Harristown State School opened. From 1915 until 1993, the suburb had a functioning railway station on the Toowoomba–Wyreema line. After World War II, the area boomed.[3]

Heritage listings[edit]

Harristown has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


The suburb has four schools:

  • Harristown State School (1911)
  • Harristown State High School (1955)
  • St Anthony's Primary (Catholic) (1954)
  • Concordia College (Lutheran) (1964)


  • Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery
  • Milne Bay Museum
  • Elders and Landmark Saleyards


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Harristown (Toowoomba City)(State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Department of Environment and Resource Management. "Place name details — Harristown". Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Queensland Places: Harristown
  4. ^ "Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery (entry 30677)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Smithfield House (entry 15629)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 

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