Clarendon, Queensland

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Coordinates: 27°26′20.38″S 152°30′56.69″E / 27.4389944°S 152.5157472°E / -27.4389944; 152.5157472

Clarendon
Somerset RegionQueensland
Postcode(s)4311
LGA(s)Somerset Region
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Dickson
Suburbs around Clarendon:
Coominya Coominya Patrick Estate
Coominya Clarendon Wivenhoe Pocket
Rifle Range Tarampa Lowood

Clarendon is a rural locality in the Somerset Region, Queensland, Australia. The origin of the suburb name is from a railway station which was named Clarendon after a nearby lake of the same name.[1]

History[edit]

Clarendon Post Office opened on 1 July 1927 (a receiving office had been open from 1873 under the names of Tarampa, Watson's and Clarendon) and closed in 1951.[2]

Lake Clarendon State School opened in June 1902 and caters for students from Prep to Year six.[3][4]

Heritage listings[edit]

Clarendon has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clarendon (entry 44851)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Lake Clarendon SS". Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Lockyer Creek Railway Bridge (Clarendon) (entry 600495)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 12 July 2013.

External links[edit]

Media related to Clarendon, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons