Amberley, Queensland

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Amberley
IpswichQueensland
F-111s 81.jpg
F-111 military aircraft
Population 279 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4306
Location
LGA(s) City of Ipswich
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Ipswich West
Federal Division(s) Blair
Suburbs around Amberley:
Walloon Karrabin Wulkuraka
Thagoona
Jeebropilly
Amberley One Mile
Willowbank Purga One Mile

Amberley is a suburb in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2011 census, Amberley had a population of 279.[1]

History[edit]

The suburb is named after Amberley in the United Kingdom. The name was used by James and Martha Collett for their residence in the 1850s as it was their hometown.[2]

In 1861, a school commenced at Willowbank on a sheep and cattle station owned by Darby McGrath. McGrath then asked the Queensland Government to take over and donated land for the construction of a new building, resulting in the opening of Warrill Creek State School opened on 22 May 1862 on what is now the south-western part of the RAAF Base Amberley. On 28 January 1888 the school relocated to a new site at Sandridge but it was flooded in 1893 by Warrill Creek. In 1903, it was renamed Amberley State School. [3]The outbreak of World War II escalated activity on the air force base and it was decided to close the school at the end of 1941 and it re-opened at the start of 1947. Concerns about aircraft noise at the school lead to the construction of a new school on Rosewood Road further from the base in the late 1970s. On 1 January 2010, the school was again relocated to Deebing Creek Road, Yamanto and renamed Amberley District State School.[4][5]

Geography[edit]

Australia's biggest air force base, the RAAF Base Amberley is situated here and the Bureau of Meteorology has a weather observation station in Amberley. To the south of Amberley is the Fassifern Valley. The Jeebropilly coal mine is located just to the west of Amberley.

Climate[edit]

Amberley had its lowest temperature of -4.9 degrees Celsius on the 8 August 1995, as southern Queensland suffered a severe cold snap. The previous coldest temperature was -4.3 degrees reached on 29 July 1994.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Amberley (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Amberley (entry 45022)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "AMBERLEY SCHOOL.". Queensland Times. LXXIX, (16,349). Queensland, Australia. 18 April 1939. p. 6 (DAILY.). Retrieved 28 January 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  4. ^ "A". Opening and closing dates of Queensland schools. Queensland Government. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "History". Amberley District State School. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  6. ^ Jack Frost makes his icy presence felt. Page 3. The Courier Mail 9 August 1995

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Coordinates: 27°38′S 152°42′E / 27.633°S 152.700°E / -27.633; 152.700