Mount Forbes, Queensland

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Mount Forbes
City of IpswichQueensland
StateLibQld 1 183271 Opening of the Mount Forbes Methodist Church, ca. 1911.jpg
Opening of the Mount Forbes Methodist Church, ca. 1911
Mount Forbes is located in Queensland
Mount Forbes
Mount Forbes
Coordinates 27°44′15″S 152°36′42″E / 27.73750°S 152.61167°E / -27.73750; 152.61167Coordinates: 27°44′15″S 152°36′42″E / 27.73750°S 152.61167°E / -27.73750; 152.61167
Postcode(s) 4340
LGA(s) City of Ipswich
Scenic Rim Region
State electorate(s) Beaudesert
Lockyer
Federal Division(s) Wright
Blair
Suburbs around Mount Forbes:
Lower Mount Walker Ebenezer Willowbank
Mount Walker Mount Forbes Mutdapilly
Mount Walker Coleyville Mutdapilly

Mount Forbes is a locality in south-east Queensland, Australia. It is split between the local government areas of City of Ipswich and Scenic Rim Region.[1][2]

Mount Forbes was formerly the name of nearby Mount Walker, Queensland.[3] Mount Forbes Post Office opened on 1 July 1927 (a receiving office had been open from 1897) and closed in 1953.[4]

History[edit]

Francis Forbes

John Oxley chose the name Mount Forbes in 1824, after Sir Francis Forbes (1784-1841) the then Chief Justice of New South Wales.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mount Forbes (Ipswich City) (entry 46552)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Mount Forbes (Scenic Rim Regional Council) (entry 45215)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Mount Walker (entry 45216)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.