Crohamhurst, Queensland

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Crohamhurst Observatory (former) (2007).jpg
Former Crohamhurst Observatory, 2007
Crohamhurst is located in Queensland
Coordinates26°48′30″S 152°51′40″E / 26.8083°S 152.8611°E / -26.8083; 152.8611Coordinates: 26°48′30″S 152°51′40″E / 26.8083°S 152.8611°E / -26.8083; 152.8611
Population217 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density10.59/km2 (27.42/sq mi)
Area20.5 km2 (7.9 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s)Glass House
Federal division(s)Fisher
Suburbs around Crohamhurst:
Wootha Maleny Bald Knob
Peachester Crohamhurst Bald Knob
Peachester Peachester Peachester

Crohamhurst is a rural locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Crohamhurst had a population of 217 people.[1]

In 1893, Crohamhurst recorded 907 mm (35.7 in) of rain in one day during the passage of a cyclone, which is the record highest 24-hour rainfall in Australia.[3]


Most of the southern boundary is marked by the Stanley River. The north of Crohamhurst is protected within a section of the Glass House Mountains National Park. Also in the area is the Crohamhurst State Forest, Candle Mountain and Mount Blanc.


In 1893, Crohamhurst recorded 907 mm (35.7 in) of rain in one day during the passage of a cyclone, which is the record highest 24-hour rainfall in Australia.[3] The recording was taken by a recently departed employee of the Queensland Meteorological Service Inigo Owen Jones. The 20-year-old Jones, later became a controversial climate forecaster, believing that weather patterns were influenced by electromagnetic effects of far away planets.[4]

Crohamhurst State School opened on 21 July 1913. It closed on 14 October 1960.[5][6] It was located on Crohamhurst Road (26°48′37″S 152°52′18″E / 26.8104°S 152.8717°E / -26.8104; 152.8717 (Crohamhurst State School (former))) on land donated by Owen Jones (father of Inigo Owen Jones) which is now within the Crohamhurst State Forest, land donated by Inigo Owen Jones.[7][8][9] The location of the school is marked with a sign by the road.[10]

At the 2011 census Crohamhurst recorded a population of 203.[11]

Heritage listings[edit]

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

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Crohamhurst (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Crohamhurst – locality in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48592)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Rainfall and Temperature Records". Australian Bureau of Meteorology. 2013. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  4. ^ Sherratt, Tim (13 February 2011). "Inigo Jones: The Weather Prophet". discontents. Archived from the original on 29 September 2020. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  5. ^ "Agency ID 5959, Crohamhurst State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 16 April 2014.
  6. ^ "STATE SCHOOLS". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 27 June 1913. p. 8. Archived from the original on 3 March 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2014.
  7. ^ Harden, W. P. H. (October 1940). "The History of the Peachester and Crohamhurst District". The Historical Society of Queensland Journal. 3 (2): 133.
  8. ^ "Inigo Jones Farm Site (PEA4): Local Heritage Place" (PDF). Sunshine Coast Regional Council. p. SC6-143. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 April 2016.
  9. ^ "Queensland Two Mile series sheet 2m74" (Map). Queensland Government. 1949. Archived from the original on 16 October 2021. Retrieved 16 October 2021.
  10. ^ Google (17 October 2021). "Sign for the former Crohamhurst State School" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  11. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Crohamhurst (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 July 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  12. ^ "Crohamhurst Observatory (former) (entry 602682)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 14 July 2013.

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