Greenmount, Queensland (Toowoomba Region)

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Greenmount
Queensland
Greenmount War Memorial.jpg
Greenmount war memorial
Greenmount is located in Queensland
Greenmount
Greenmount
Coordinates 27°47′09″S 151°54′18″E / 27.7858°S 151.905°E / -27.7858; 151.905Coordinates: 27°47′09″S 151°54′18″E / 27.7858°S 151.905°E / -27.7858; 151.905
Population 336 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 5.803/km2 (15.03/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4359
Area 57.9 km2 (22.4 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s) Toowoomba Region
State electorate(s) Condamine
Federal Division(s) Groom
Localities around Greenmount:
Cambooya Cambooya East Greenmount
Felton Greenmount East Greenmount
Nobby Nobby Nobby

Greenmount is a rural town and a locality in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] At the 2006 census, Greenmount had a population of 336.[1]

Geography[edit]

Greenmount is a rural town on the Darling Downs. It is located just off the New England Highway 32 kilometres (20 mi) south of the regional city of Toowoomba.

History[edit]

Greenmount was formerly known as Greenmount West, and prior to that as Emu Creek. It takes its present name from the property owned by Donald Mackintosh, a local farmer and Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly.[2]

The region was settled by graziers in the 1840s; farming activities remain the chief source of employment in Greenmount today.[4]

The Greenmount War Memorial was dedicated on 11 December 1922 by Queensland Governor, Matthew Nathan.[5]

Facilities[edit]

Library services in Greenmount are provided by the Toowoomba Regional Council's mobile library service. The van visits Pilton Street every Friday.[6]

Greenmount features a number of parks that provide facilities and recreation areas, including Bicentennial Memorial Park,[7] Jack Derrick Park,[8] and the Recreation Reserve.[9] Steele Rudd Park, dedicated to the Rudd family, is located in East Greenmount and features replica historical buildings.[10]

Notable residents[edit]

Author Steele Rudd (Arthur Hoey Davis), of Dad and Dave fame, lived in the region and attended the local school until the age of twelve.[11] Also, Queensland artist Rex Backhaus-Smith lived there with his family in the 1970s.[12][13][14]

Heritage listings[edit]

Greenmount has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Greenmount (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 March 2008.
  2. ^ a b "Greenmount - town in Toowoomba Region (entry 14787)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Greenmount - locality in Toowoomba Region (entry 47959)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  4. ^ Sydney Morning Herald Archived 11 February 2007 at the Wayback Machine. – Travel Page
  5. ^ "Greenmount War Memorial". Monument Australia. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Mobile library". Toowoomba Regional Council. Archived from the original on 24 October 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Bicentennial Memorial Park". Toowoomba Regional Council. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  8. ^ "Jack Derrick Park". Toowoomba Regional Council. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  9. ^ "Recreation Reserve". Toowoomba Regional Council. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  10. ^ "Steele Rudd Park". Toowoomba Regional Council. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  11. ^ Dictionary of Australian Biography Archived 28 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine. – Steele Rudd
  12. ^ "Rex Backhaus-Smith". Art on Cairncross. Archived from the original on 12 March 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  13. ^ AndrewBackhouse. "Darling Heights house hides fascinating history". Chronicle. Archived from the original on 26 October 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Rex Backhaus Smith - Painting Life". www.usc.edu.au. Archived from the original on 26 April 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Greenmount War Memorial (entry 600390)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013.

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