Alloway, Queensland

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Alloway
Queensland
Alloway is located in Queensland
Alloway
Alloway
Coordinates 24°57′12″S 152°21′49″E / 24.9533°S 152.3636°E / -24.9533; 152.3636Coordinates: 24°57′12″S 152°21′49″E / 24.9533°S 152.3636°E / -24.9533; 152.3636
Postcode(s) 4670
Area 80.6 km2 (31.1 sq mi)
LGA(s) Bundaberg Region
State electorate(s) Burnett
Federal Division(s) Hinkler
Suburbs around Alloway:
Kensington Thabeban Woongarra
Elliott Alloway Calavos
Elliott Elliott Kinkuna

Alloway is a locality in the Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia.[1]

Geography[edit]

Alloway is flat land about 30 metres above sea level used for farming, predominantly the growing of sugarcane. The Elliott River comprises the southern boundary of the locality. The North Coast railway line passed through the locality from south to north with the locality served by the Elliott railway station.[2][3]

History[edit]

The name Alloway is taking from the railway siding, which was in turned named after Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland (the birthplace of Robert Burns) on 8 July 1939 by the Queensland Railways Department.[1]

Elliott State School opened on 4 February 1886 and it is believed there was a "school at Bingera and Baranyan Homestead near Bundaberg" on the site prior to this. In 1960, it was renamed Alloway State School.[4]

Education[edit]

Alloway State School is a government co-educational primary school (P-6) at 4334 Goodwood Road. In 2016, the school had an enrolment of 51 students with 6 teachers (3 equivalent full-time) and 5 non-teaching staff (3 equivalent full-time).[5] Alloway State school opened on 1 February 1886.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Alloway - locality in Bundaberg Region (entry 48367)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 5 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 13 September 2017. 
  3. ^ "Elliott - railway station in Bundaberg Region (entry 11543)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 September 2017. 
  4. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0 
  5. ^ "Annual Report 2016" (PDF). Alloway State School. Archived (PDF) from the original on 13 September 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2017. 
  6. ^ "Queensland schools opening dates". Retrieved 2 February 2018.