Freestone, Queensland

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Freestone
Queensland
Freestone Creek (near Warwick) Queensland, Australia - circa 1910.jpg
Freestone, circa 1910
Freestone is located in Queensland
Freestone
Freestone
Coordinates 28°07′57″S 152°08′43″E / 28.1325°S 152.1452°E / -28.1325; 152.1452Coordinates: 28°07′57″S 152°08′43″E / 28.1325°S 152.1452°E / -28.1325; 152.1452
Postcode(s) 4370
Area 64.1 km2 (24.7 sq mi)
LGA(s) Southern Downs Region
State electorate(s) Southern Downs
Federal Division(s) Maranoa
Suburbs around Freestone:
Clintonvale Gladfield Upper Freestone
Sladevale Freestone Upper Freestone
Swan Creek Yangan Mount Sturt

Freestone is a locality in the Southern Downs Region, Queensland, Australia.[1]

Geography[edit]

Freestone is predominantly flat farming land (500-600 metres above sea level) with the northernmost part of the locality being the Mount Dumaresq Conservation Park containing Mount Dumaresq at 820 metres.[2]

History[edit]

Freestone Uniting Church, 2007

In about 1864 Rev. J.B. Watkin, a Wesleyan, commenced services in private homes in the area. On 2 January 1865, a public meeting was held to erect a chapel for regular services. J and C Wilson donated the land. On Sunday 4 February 1866, the first service was held in the new chapel, a wooden building 24 by 15 feet (7.3 by 4.6 m) at a cost of £64 4s 1d of which £50 was already promised. Much of the labour for the building was donated.[3]

Freestone Creek State School opened on 1 August 1870. In 1876 it renamed Freestone Creek Lower State School. In 1940, it was renamed Freestone State School.[4]

Education[edit]

Freestone State School is a government co-educational primary school (P-6) at 82 School Road. In 2016, the school had enrolment of 29 students with 3 teachers and 7 non-teaching staff (3 full-time equivalent).[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Freestone - locality in Southern Downs Region (entry 49507)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Local Intelligence,". Warwick Argus And Tenterfield Chronicle. II, (35). Queensland, Australia. 3 March 1866. p. 2. Retrieved 13 September 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  5. ^ "Annual Report 2016" (PDF). Freestone State School. Archived (PDF) from the original on 13 September 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2017.

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External links[edit]

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