Harristown, Queensland

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Harristown
ToowoombaQueensland
Harristown is located in Queensland
Harristown
Harristown
Coordinates 27°34′41″S 151°55′34″E / 27.578°S 151.926°E / -27.578; 151.926Coordinates: 27°34′41″S 151°55′34″E / 27.578°S 151.926°E / -27.578; 151.926
Population 8,491 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1,163/km2 (3,013/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4350
Area 7.3 km2 (2.8 sq mi)
Location 4 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 suburb of Toowoomba, Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia, located to the southwest of the city centre.

History[edit]

The suburb was officially named in 1981, and is believed to honour George Harris (1831–1891), a Brisbane businessman.[2] Originally in the Shire of Drayton, the suburb was first opened as the Harristown Estate in 1902, and in 1911, Harristown State School opened. From 1915 until 1993, the suburb had a functioning railway station on the Toowoomba–Wyreema line. After World War II, the area boomed.[3]

Heritage listings[edit]

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

Education[edit]

The suburb has four schools:

  • Harristown State School (1911) - A public school catering for 350 students[7]
  • Harristown State High School (1955) - The largest secondary school on the Darling Downs with over 1500 students
  • St Anthony's Catholic Primary School (1954)[8]
  • Concordia Lutheran College (1964) - Two of the three campuses of Concordia are located in Harristown, Primary College and Redlands College(secondary)[9]

Features[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Harristown (Toowoomba City)(State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Harristown (entry 47965)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Queensland Places: Harristown
  4. ^ "Smithfield House (entry 600854)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery (entry 602718)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Concordia College Administration Centre (entry 600869)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  7. ^ Department of Education. "Harristown State School". Retrieved 10 August 2015. 
  8. ^ St Anthony's Catholic Primary School. "St Anthony's Catholic Primary School". Retrieved 10 August 2015. 
  9. ^ Concordia Lutheran College. "Welcome to Concordia College". Retrieved 10 August 2015. 

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