Gordonbrook, Queensland

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Gordonbrook
Queensland
Gordonbrook is located in Queensland
Gordonbrook
Gordonbrook
Coordinates 26°27′29″S 151°41′50″E / 26.45806°S 151.6972°E / -26.45806; 151.6972Coordinates: 26°27′29″S 151°41′50″E / 26.45806°S 151.6972°E / -26.45806; 151.6972
Population 322 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4610
LGA(s) South Burnett Region
State electorate(s) Nanango
Federal Division(s) Maranoa
Suburbs around Gordonbrook:
Ballogie
Wilkesdale
Wooroolin Memerambi
Dangore Gordonbrook Crawford
Wattle Grove Inverlaw Kingaroy

Gordonbrook is a locality located in the South Burnett Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2011 census, Gordonbrook had a population of 322 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Gordonbrook mainly consists of grazing land, with irrigated crops growing close to the banks of the Stuart River. The Stuart River dissects the locality, with the large artificial lake, the Lake Gordonbrook damming the river in the northern part of the district. Very little of the area is developed with most of the land covered by bush and grazing land. Reedy Creek, a tributary of Stuart River downstream of Gordonbrook Dam, is another major waterway in the locality.

History[edit]

Gordon Brook Provisional School opened in 1924. On 11 September 1928 Gordon Brook South Provisional School opened and both schools operated "half time" (the full-time teacher being split between them). In 1929, Gordon Brook Provisional School closed and Gordon Brook South Provisional School continued on a full time basis. On 1 October 1938 it became Gordon Brook South State School and then closed in 1945.[3]

In 1941 Gordonbrook Dam was constructed to provide the town of Kingaroy and its former WWII airforce base, R.A.A.F Kingaroy with a reliable water supply. In 1986, the dam was extensively upgraded, including the raising of the dam wall and spillway by two metres.

Formerly in the Shire of Kingaroy, Gordonbrook was included in the newly formed South Burnett Region following the local government amalgamations in March 2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Gordonbrook (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 August 2016. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Gordonbrook (entry 46222)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  3. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0

Further reading[edit]

  • Hession, Kathleen, Arthur, Jeannette. History of the Crawford district and of the Crawford State School from 1911 to 1961 and Crawford State School Crawford State School : 1911–2011 centenary 100 years. Crawford State School Centenary Committee, Crawford, Qld, 2011. — includes the history of Gordon Brook South State School.