Camp Mountain, Queensland

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Camp Mountain
Queensland
View-of-Brisbane-city-from-Camp-Mountain.jpg
View of Brisbane city from Camp Mountain
Camp Mountain is located in Queensland
Camp Mountain
Camp Mountain
Coordinates27°23′52″S 152°52′32″E / 27.3977°S 152.8755°E / -27.3977; 152.8755 (Camp Mountain (centre of locality))Coordinates: 27°23′52″S 152°52′32″E / 27.3977°S 152.8755°E / -27.3977; 152.8755 (Camp Mountain (centre of locality))
Population1,416 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density87.41/km2 (226.4/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4520
Area16.2 km2 (6.3 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)Pine Rivers
Federal division(s)Dickson
Suburbs around Camp Mountain:
Samford Valley Samford Village Samford Valley
Wights Mountain Camp Mountain Ferny Hills
Jollys Lookout Enoggera Reservoir Upper Kedron

Camp Mountain is a rural locality in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Camp Mountain had a population of 1,416 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Camp Mountain is near Samford, 20 kilometres (12 mi) north-west of the Brisbane central business district.[citation needed]

The south-east of the locality is within D'Aguilar National Park and a lookout and recreation area are accessible off Mount Nebo Road.[3][4]

The locality takes its name from the mountain Camp Mountain (27°24′42″S 152°52′38″E / 27.4118°S 152.8772°E / -27.4118; 152.8772 (Camp Mountain (mountain))) which rises 414 metres (1,358 ft) above sea level.[5][6]

History[edit]

There was gold mining in the area in the 1860s. The miners referred to the area as their "mountain camp" and that is the origin of the name of the mountain and the locality.[2] In the late 1800s the mountain was known as Mount Daniel.[6]

Rescuers inspect the wreckage of the Camp Mountain train disaster.

Camp Mountain railway station (27°23′41″S 152°53′31″E / 27.3947°S 152.8919°E / -27.3947; 152.8919 (Camp Mountain railway station (former))) opened in 1918,[7] and until 1955 the train line to Dayboro traversed the area. In 1947 Camp Mountain was the location of Queensland's worst railway accident (27°23′50″S 152°53′44″E / 27.3972°S 152.8956°E / -27.3972; 152.8956 (Camp Mountain railway disaster)).[citation needed]

Camp Mountain State School opened on circa 1929 and closed circa 1955.[8] It was on Upper Camp Mountain Road (approx 27°24′05″S 152°51′51″E / 27.4014°S 152.8643°E / -27.4014; 152.8643 (Camp Mountain State School (approx))).[9]

In the 2011 census, Camp Mountain recorded a population of 1,258 people, 51% female and 49% male.[10] The median age of the Camp Mountain population was 41 years, 4 years above the national median of 37. 81.7% of people living in Camp Mountain were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 6.4%, New Zealand 1.8%, Netherlands 1%, Italy 0.9%, South Africa 0.6%. 92.1% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1% German, 0.6% Dutch, 0.6% Cantonese, 0.6% Italian, 0.3% Hungarian.[10]

In the 2016 census Camp Mountain had a population of 1,416 people.[1]

Heritage listings[edit]

Selector's Hut, 2007

Camp Mountain has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Education[edit]

There are no schools is Camp Mountain. The nearest government primary schools are Samford State School in neighbouring Samford Village to the north, Patrick Road State School in neighbouring Ferny Hills to the east, and Ferny Grove State School in Ferny Grove to the east. The nearest government secondary school is Ferny Grove State High School in Ferny Grove to the east.[4]

The Samford Ecological Research Facility is a 51-hectare (130-acre) parcel of land bequeathed by Elizabeth Nesta Marks to the Queensland University of Technology as a teaching and research facility for biodiversity and conservation, urban development, and agriculture.[12] It is at 148 Camp Mountain Road (27°23′17″S 152°52′42″E / 27.3880°S 152.8784°E / -27.3880; 152.8784 (Samford Ecological Research Facility)).[12]

Amenities[edit]

There are a number of parks in the locality, including:

Attractions[edit]

Camp Mountain — looking towards the Glass House Mountains

Camp Mountain Lookout is at the end of Camp Mountain Road within the D'Aguilar National Park (27°24′37″S 152°52′44″E / 27.4102°S 152.8790°E / -27.4102; 152.8790 (Camp Mountain Lookout)).[14] Part of the historic Enoggera goldfields, the lookout provides views of Moreton Bay, the Brisbane skyline and the Glass House Mountains.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Camp Mountain (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Camp Mountain – locality in Moreton Bay Region (entry 50017)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ "D'Aguilar National Park". Parks and forests. Queensland Government. 20 October 2009. Archived from the original on 11 April 2021. Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Mountain peaks and capes - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 12 November 2020. Archived from the original on 25 November 2020. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Camp Mountain – mountain in Moreton Bay Region (entry 5947)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  7. ^ Australia. Army. Royal Australian Survey Corps; Australia. Royal Australian Air Force. Squadron, 87 (1958), Samford, Queensland (Second ed.), Royal Australian Survey Corps, archived from the original on 23 April 2021, retrieved 20 September 2020
  8. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  9. ^ "Samford" (Map). Queensland Government. 1958. Archived from the original on 23 April 2021. Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  10. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Camp Mountain (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  11. ^ "Selector's Hut (former) (entry 602654)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  12. ^ a b Technology (QUT), Queensland University of. "About SERF". QUT. Archived from the original on 17 January 2021. Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  13. ^ a b c d "Land for public recreation - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 20 November 2020. Archived from the original on 22 November 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  14. ^ "Tourist points - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 18 November 2020. Archived from the original on 24 November 2020. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  15. ^ "Camp Mountain lookout | D'Aguilar National Park". Parks and forests. Queensland Government. 21 April 2017. Archived from the original on 8 March 2021. Retrieved 23 April 2021.

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

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