Cedar Creek, Queensland (Logan & Gold Coast)

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Cedar Creek
Queensland
Cedar Creek Hall at Cedar Creek, Queensland.jpg
Cedar Creek Hall, 2106
Cedar Creek is located in Queensland
Cedar Creek
Cedar Creek
Coordinates 27°49′37″S 153°10′53″E / 27.82694°S 153.18139°E / -27.82694; 153.18139Coordinates: 27°49′37″S 153°10′53″E / 27.82694°S 153.18139°E / -27.82694; 153.18139
Population 832 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4207
Location 41 km (25 mi) SSE of Brisbane
LGA(s) Logan City / City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Forde
Suburbs around Cedar Creek:
Logan Village Wolffdene Luscombe
Yarrabilba Cedar Creek Kingsholme
Tamborine Tamborine Mountain Wongawallan

Cedar Creek is a locality split between Logan City and City of Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.[2][3] As at the 2011 Census, Cedar Creek had a population of 832.[1] It is located about 41 kilometres (25 mi) south-southeast of Brisbane, Queensland's capital city.[4]

History[edit]

Paddocks along Chardon Bridge Road, 2016

The first European settler in the district was Jessie Daniells who established a timber mill in the area in 1864. Most of the early farmers in the district grew sugar cane. David Veivers established a dairy in the 1870s.[5]

A Wesleyan church was established in 1871.[6] The Cedar Creek School opened in 1874.[7] The Cedar Creek School of Arts was erected in December 1913 by the Upper Albert branch of the Farmers' Union.[5][8]

Formerly in the Shire of Beaudesert, Cedar Creek became split between Logan City and City of Gold Coast following the local government amalgamations in March 2008. Parts of Cedar Creek were to be taken up by the waters of the proposed but never completed Wolffdene Dam.[citation needed]

School[edit]

The Cedar Creek Vested School opened on 21 September 1874 with 48 pupils under headmaster T.F. Williams (vested meant the school was funded by the Queensland Government) on 2 acres (0.81 ha) of land. William Fowles became the headmaster in 1875. In 1876, the school was enlarged to 12 acres (4.9 ha). In 1888, it became Cedar Creek State School, but low student numbers reduced it to Cedar Creek Provisional School in 1892. In 1895, it became Cedar Creek State School again. In 1913, 2 acres (0.81 ha) of land were given up to be used for a School of Arts. The diamond jubilee celebrations were held in December 1934 and were attended by Members of the Queensland Legislative Assembly, Reginald King (Member for Logan) and Thomas Flood Plunkett (Member for Albert). At that time there were less than 25 students.[9][10][11] In 2014, there are about 240 students enrolled.[12]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, Cedar Creek recorded a population of 634 people, 50.6% female and 49.4% male.[1] The median age of the Cedar Creek population was 38 years, 1 year above the national median of 37.[1] 76.9% of people living in Cedar Creek were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 8.2%, New Zealand 2%, South Africa 1.6%, Burma 0.6%, Czech Republic 0.5%[1] 92.4% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.8% Polish, 0.6% Japanese, 0.5% Russian, 0.5% Portuguese, 0.5% Hungarian.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Cedar Creek Demographics (QLD) Local Stats. Retrieved on 25 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Cedar Creek - locality in Logan City (entry 48975)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 September 2017. 
  3. ^ "Cedar Creek - locality in Gold Coast City (entry 46037)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 September 2017. 
  4. ^ Cedar Creek Postcode (QLD).
  5. ^ a b "Cedar Creek". Suburbs. Logan City Council. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "LOGAN AND ALBERT". The Queenslander. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 25 March 1871. p. 10. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Advertising". The Queenslander. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 18 October 1873. p. 1. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "The Week at a Glance". The Queenslander. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 13 December 1913. p. 9. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "Agency ID5083, Cedar Creek State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  11. ^ "DIAMOND JUBILEE". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 19 December 1934. p. 11. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  12. ^ "Cedar Creek State School". Cedar Creek State School. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 

External links[edit]

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