Blenheim, Queensland

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Blenheim
Queensland
Blenheim is located in Queensland
Blenheim
Blenheim
Coordinates27°39′14″S 152°18′47″E / 27.65389°S 152.31306°E / -27.65389; 152.31306Coordinates: 27°39′14″S 152°18′47″E / 27.65389°S 152.31306°E / -27.65389; 152.31306
Population259 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s)4341
LGA(s)Lockyer Valley Region
State electorate(s)Lockyer
Federal Division(s)Wright
Suburbs around Blenheim:
Woodlands Glen Cairn Laidley Heights
Ropely Blenheim Laidley Creek West
Rockside Mount Berryman Laidley Creek West

Blenheim is a rural locality of the Lockyer Valley Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2011 census, Blenheim had a population of 259 people.[1]

History[edit]

Originally the district was known as Sandy Creek, but later it was named Blenheim after Blenheim Park in Oxfordshire, England, which was in turn named after the Battle of Blenheim.[3]

Blenheim State School opened on 7 Apr 1879, with an initial enrolment of 73 pupils.[4][5]

In 1895, a German Baptist church was established at Blenheim under the leadership of C. Muetzelburg. As time passed, the desire for German language church services diminished and, due to falling numbers attending, the church was closed and physically relocated to Laidley.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Blenheim (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 April 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Blenheim (entry 44944)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  3. ^ "History". Blenheim State School. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Agency ID4855, Blenheim State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Official Notifications". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 15 July 1878. p. 3. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  6. ^ "German Baptist Churches in Queensland and the German Baptist Conference". Baptist Union of Australia. Archived from the original on 18 March 2013. Retrieved 25 April 2014.

External links[edit]

  • "Blenheim". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.