Crohamhurst, Queensland

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Crohamhurst
Queensland
Crohamhurst Observatory (former) (2007).jpg
Former Crohamhurst Observatory, 2007
Crohamhurst is located in Queensland
Crohamhurst
Crohamhurst
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)
Postcode(s)4519
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]

Geography[edit]

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.

History[edit]

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]

References[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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