Atkinsons Dam, Queensland

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Atkinsons Dam
Atkinson Dam shoreline 3.jpg
The shores of Lake Atkinson, 2011
Atkinsons Dam is located in Queensland
Atkinsons Dam
Atkinsons Dam
Coordinates27°25′54″S 152°27′03″E / 27.43167°S 152.45083°E / -27.43167; 152.45083Coordinates: 27°25′54″S 152°27′03″E / 27.43167°S 152.45083°E / -27.43167; 152.45083
Population193 (2011 census)[1]
  • 20 km (12 mi) S of Esk
  • 60 km (37 mi) W of Brisbane
LGA(s)Somerset Region
State electorate(s)Nanango
Federal Division(s)Blair
Suburbs around Atkinsons Dam:
Buaraba Coominya Coominya
Churchable Atkinsons Dam Clarendon
Churchable Lockyer Waters Mount Tarampa

Atkinsons Dam is a rural locality in the Somerset Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] It is known for the Atkinson Dam which occupies most of the locality. In the 2011 census, Atkinsons Dam had a population of 193 people.[1]

The northern boundary of the locality is marked by Buaraba Creek, a tributary of Lockyer Creek.


Atkinson's Lagoon Provisional School opened on 6 August 1885. On 1 January 1909, it was upgraded to a State School. It closed in 1968.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Atkinsons Dam (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 June 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Atkinsons Dam (entry 44832)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  3. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  4. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Agency ID6409, Atkinson's Lagoon State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 9 June 2014.

External links[edit]

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