Harristown, Queensland

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Harristown
ToowoombaQueensland
Concordia College Administration Centre (1992) - previously Redlands.jpg
Redlands, now Concordia Lutheran College Administration Centre, 1992
Harristown is located in Queensland
Harristown
Harristown
Coordinates27°34′40″S 151°55′34″E / 27.5777°S 151.9261°E / -27.5777; 151.9261Coordinates: 27°34′40″S 151°55′34″E / 27.5777°S 151.9261°E / -27.5777; 151.9261
Population8,555 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,188/km2 (3,077/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4350
Area7.2 km2 (2.8 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location4 km (2 mi) SW of Toowoomba
LGA(s)Toowoomba Region
State electorate(s)Toowoomba South
Federal Division(s)Groom
Suburbs around Harristown:
Glenvale Newtown Toowoomba City
Glenvale Harristown South Toowoomba
Drayton Darling Heights Kearneys Spring

Harristown is a residential locality in Toowoomba in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Harristown had a population of 8,555 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Harristown is located to the southwest of the Toowoomba city centre.

History[edit]

The locality is named after George Harris (1831–1891), a Brisbane businessman and Member of the Queensland Legislative Council.[2]

Originally in the Shire of Drayton, the locality was first opened as the Harristown Estate in 1902. The estate consisted of 177 building sites ranging from 16 to 34 perches (400 to 860 m2).[3][4][5][6] Forty blocks were sold at the auction.[7]

Harristown State School opened on 4 September 1911 with 67 students.[8][9][10] The official opening on Saturday 30 September 1911 was performed by the acting Secretary for Education Kenneth Grant, by which time the enrolment had already increased to 84 students.[11]

From 1915 until 1993, the suburb had a functioning railway station on the Toowoomba–Wyreema line.[3]

After World War II, the area boomed.[3]

Although the need for Lutheran schooling in Toowoomba had been identified since 1926, the Great Depression followed by World War II prevented a school being established. Concordia Lutheran College opened on 17 February 1946 in the (now heritage-listed) house Redlands on a 25-acre (10 ha) site in Stephens Street with 27 students (23 of them being boarders). In 1964 a primary school campus opened nearby in Warwick Street with an initial 64 students. A second primary school campus (originally called Martin Luther Primary School) was established in 1977 in Hume Street, Centenary Heights.[8][12][13]

St Anthony's Catholic Primary School was established in 1954 by the Presentation Sisters. The foundation stone was laid on 21 November 1954, which is a significant day for the sisters as their order celebrates the Feast of the Presentation of Mary in the Temple on 21 November each year. The first classroom was ready in February 1955 and by the end of 1955 there were 116 students enrolled. The Presentation Sisters ran the school until the first lay principal was appointed in 1985, although the sisters continued to teach in the school until the end of 1997.[8][14]

Harristown State High School opened on 24 January 1955.[8]

Heritage listings[edit]

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

Education[edit]

Harristown State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 332 South Street (27°34′31″S 151°56′02″E / 27.5752°S 151.9339°E / -27.5752; 151.9339 (Harristown State School)).[19][20] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 397 students with 34 teachers (28 full-time equivalent) and 32 non-teaching staff (21 full-time equivalent).[21] It includes a special education program.[19][22]

Harristown State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 341-367 South Street (27°34′29″S 151°55′54″E / 27.5746°S 151.9317°E / -27.5746; 151.9317 (Harristown State High School)).[19][23] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1,661 students with 142 teachers (130 full-time equivalent) and 57 non-teaching staff (46 full-time equivalent).[21] It includes a special education program and an Intensive English program.[19][24][25]

St Anthony's School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 9 Memory Street (27°34′24″S 151°56′08″E / 27.5732°S 151.9356°E / -27.5732; 151.9356 (St Anthony's School)).[19][26] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 244 students with 18 teachers (14 full-time equivalent) and 11 non-teaching staff (7 full-time equivalent).[21]

Concordia Lutheran College is a private primary (Prep-6) campus of Concordia Lutheran College for boys and girls at 67 Warwick Street (27°34′32″S 151°55′39″E / 27.5755°S 151.9276°E / -27.5755; 151.9276 (Concordia Lutheran College)).[19][27] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 644 students with 68 teachers (48 full-time equivalent) and 75 non-teaching staff (45 full-time equivalent).[21]

Concordia Lutheran College is a private secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 154 Stephen Street (27°34′24″S 151°55′48″E / 27.5732°S 151.9299°E / -27.5732; 151.9299 (Concordia Lutheran College)).[19][28] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 644 students with 68 teachers (48 full-time equivalent) and 75 non-teaching staff (45 full-time equivalent).[21]

Features[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Harristown (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Harristown - locality in Toowoomba Region (entry 47965)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Harristown". Queensland Places. Archived from the original on 2 July 2019. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Advertising". Darling Downs Gazette. XLIV, (10, 566). Queensland, Australia. 12 July 1902. p. 4. Retrieved 30 November 2019 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  5. ^ "Advertising". Darling Downs Gazette. XLIV, (10, 596). Queensland, Australia. 16 August 1902. p. 4. Retrieved 30 November 2019 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  6. ^ "Advertising". The Brisbane Courier. LIX, (13, 920). Queensland, Australia. 23 August 1902. p. 8. Retrieved 30 November 2019 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  7. ^ "HARRISTOWN ESTATE SALE". Darling Downs Gazette. XLIV, (10, 622). Queensland, Australia. 16 September 1902. p. 2. Retrieved 30 November 2019 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  8. ^ a b c d Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  9. ^ "PUBLIC WORKS". The Brisbane Courier (16, 553). Queensland, Australia. 30 January 1911. p. 7. Retrieved 30 November 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  10. ^ "THE WEEK AT A GLANCE". The Queenslander (2355). Queensland, Australia. 6 May 1911. p. 9. Retrieved 30 November 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  11. ^ "HARRISTOWN SCHOOL". Darling Downs Gazette. LIV, (9866). Queensland, Australia. 2 October 1911. p. 5. Retrieved 30 November 2019 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  12. ^ "Our History". Concordia Lutheran College, Toowoomba. 29 November 2019. Archived from the original on 7 March 2019. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  13. ^ "Facilities". Concordia Lutheran College, Toowoomba. 30 November 2019. Archived from the original on 7 March 2019. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  14. ^ "Our History". St Anthony's Catholic Primary School, Toowoomba. Archived from the original on 8 March 2019. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  15. ^ "Smithfield House (entry 600854)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  16. ^ "Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery (entry 602718)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  17. ^ "Harristown State High School (entry 650037)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  18. ^ "Concordia College Administration Centre (entry 600869)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  19. ^ a b c d e f g "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  20. ^ "Harristown State School". Archived from the original on 26 April 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  21. ^ a b c d e "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  22. ^ "Harristown SS - Special Education Program". Archived from the original on 26 April 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  23. ^ "Harristown State High School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  24. ^ "Harristown SHS - Special Education Program". Archived from the original on 14 March 2019. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  25. ^ "Harristown SHS Intensive English Centre". Archived from the original on 14 March 2019. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  26. ^ "St Anthony's School". Archived from the original on 5 March 2017. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  27. ^ "Concordia Lutheran College". Archived from the original on 31 January 2019. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  28. ^ "Concordia Lutheran College". Archived from the original on 31 January 2019. Retrieved 21 November 2018.

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