Glass House Mountains, Queensland

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Glass House Mountains
Sunshine CoastQueensland
Mount Beerwah.jpg
Glass House Mountains is located in Queensland
Glass House Mountains
Glass House Mountains
Coordinates 26°53′52.8″S 152°57′3.6″E / 26.898000°S 152.951000°E / -26.898000; 152.951000Coordinates: 26°53′52.8″S 152°57′3.6″E / 26.898000°S 152.951000°E / -26.898000; 152.951000
Population
Postcode(s) 4518
Location
LGA(s) Sunshine Coast Region
County Canning
Parish Beerwah
State electorate(s) Glass House
Federal Division(s) Fisher
Localities around Glass House Mountains:
Commissioners Flat
Peachester
Beerwah Coochin Creek
Woodford Glass House Mountains Coochin Creek
Woodford Beerburrum Beerburrum

Glass House Mountains (also spelled Glasshouse Mountains) is a hinterland town of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, named after the famous Glass House Mountains of the area. It is located approximately 64 kilometres (40 mi) north of Brisbane, belonging to the Sunshine Coast Regional Council local government area . Colloquially it is often known simply as "Glasshouse". At the 2011 census, Glass House Mountains had a population of 4,791.[2]

Economy[edit]

Many of the town's original foundations were built on sugarcane, pineapple and farming.

Transport[edit]

The town also has a train station and a railway line that runs northwards towards Northern Queensland and southwards to Brisbane.

History[edit]

The original European farmers that settled in the area brought soccer with them, and it has remained a popular local sport. The soccer grounds were built mostly using resources donated by farmers.[citation needed]

The area was also used as a filming location for the movie Sinbad and The Minotaur, with Mount Coonowrin (Crookneck) (closed 1999), Mount Beerwah (closed 2009),[3] Mount Tibrogargan and Mount Ngungun being shown predominantly throughout the movie.

In May 2011, the remains of teenager Daniel Morcombe were found at Kings Road in Glass House Mountains. Morcombe had been missing, presumed abducted, since 2003 and his disappearance sparked a massive police investigation including a $1M reward.[4]

Heritage listings[edit]

Glass House Mountains has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Glass House Mountains (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Glass House Mountains (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Mount Beerwah summit route—temporary closure". Queensland Government. 13 November 2014. Archived from the original on 4 September 2015. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  4. ^ Shorten, Kristin (21 August 2011). "Bones found at Daniel Morcombe search site". news.com.au. Retrieved 21 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Bankfoot House (entry 602702)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Glass House Mountains National Park and Beerburrum Forest Reserve 1 (entry 602494)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

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