Colinton, Queensland

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Colinton War Memorial.JPG
Colinton War Memorial, 2010
Colinton is located in Queensland
Coordinates26°55′53″S 152°19′33″E / 26.93139°S 152.32583°E / -26.93139; 152.32583Coordinates: 26°55′53″S 152°19′33″E / 26.93139°S 152.32583°E / -26.93139; 152.32583
LGA(s)Somerset Region
State electorate(s)Nanango
Federal Division(s)Blair
Suburbs around Colinton:
Cherry Creek Moore Harlin
Cherry Creek Colinton Harlin
Anduramba Harlin Harlin

Colinton is a locality of the Somerset Region, Queensland, Australia.[1] In the 2011 census, Colinton was included within the neighbouring locality of Moore, which together had a population of 315 people.[2]


Colinton lies within the water catchment area of Emu Creek, a tributary of the Brisbane River. The creek marks a portion of both the southern and western boundary and the Brisbane River is aligned with the eastern boundary. The D'Aguilar Highway passes through the east where the Brisbane Valley railway line also once passed. Benarkin State Forest roughly covers the western third of Colinton. In the south Glenhowden Mountain rises to elevations greater than 350 m.


House at Colinton pastoral run, 1904
Land sales for Colinton, 1904

The district takes its name from the pastoral run owned by the Balfour family which was in turn named for their home town in Colinton, Lothian, Scotland.[1]

Colinton Provisional School opened in 1879 but closed in early 1880. It reopened in 1906 and on 1 January 1909 became Colinton State School. It closed in 1969.[3]

The Colinton War Memorial was unveiled outside the School of Arts on 18 January 1917 by Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Stanley, Henry Plantagenet Somerset.[4]

Heritage listings[edit]

Colinton has the following heritage-listed sites:


  1. ^ a b "Colinton (entry 44853)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Moore". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 April 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  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. ^ "Colinton War Memorial". Monument Australia. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Colinton War Memorial (entry 650029)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 February 2018.