Forest Hill, Queensland
Forest Hill main street
|Population||394 (2011 census)|
|LGA(s)||Lockyer Valley Region|
Forest Hill is a town and locality in the Lockyer Valley Region in South East, Queensland, Australia. The town is located 83 kilometres (52 mi) west of the state capital, Brisbane and 53 kilometres (33 mi) east of the regional centre of Toowoomba. At the 2011 census, Forest Hill had a population of 394.
In 1880, AJ Boyd purchased 975 acres (394.6 hectares) of land from the Queensland government for reportedly five shillings an acre. The land was located approximately six kilometres south from the Main Line railway, towards Woodlands. Boyd named this property Forest Hill, after seeing Allan Cunningham's map of the region where he had marked a "forest hill". A stopping place was established on the Main Line railway to service the property called Boyd's Siding which later changed its name to Forest Hill.
The first Forest Hill Post Office opened on 1 February 1890 at the railway station (replacing a receiving office named Forest Hill Siding open since 1889). The office moved to its current site at 40 Victoria Street on 7 January 1908.
Forest Hill was once home to five hotels, a hospital, a bakery and butcher, and was the largest rail freight hub for agricultural produce in Queensland.
Forest Hill has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- 15 Church Street: Forest Hill State School
- Gordon Street: Forest Hill War Memorial
- Victoria Street: Lockyer Hotel
- 3 Victoria Street: Queensland National Bank
- 38 William Street: Forest Hill Hotel
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- Forest Hill District (1993). Celebrating 100 Years. Forest Hill State School Centenary Committee. ISBN 0-646-14752-8.
- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
- "D-F". Opening and closing dates of Queensland schools. Queensland Government. Retrieved 14 March 2014.
- "Agency ID5222, Forest Hill State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
- "Forest Hill War Memorial". Monument Australia. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
- "FOREST HILL SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL". Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 - 1954). Ipswich, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 29 March 1921. p. 4 Edition: DAILY. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
- Milovanovic, Selma (11 January 2011). "Brisbane braces for flood disaster". Brisbane Times. Retrieved 11 January 2011.
- "Forest Hill State School (entry 602851)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
- "Forest Hill War Memorial (entry 600649)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
- "Lockyer Hotel (entry 600650)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
- "Shop, 3 Victoria Street, Forest Hill (entry 600651)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
- "Forest Hill Hotel (entry 600652)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
- Forest Hill State School (1993), Celebrating 100 years : Forest Hill district, Forest Hill State School Centenary Committee, ISBN 978-0-646-14752-9
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