Lawes, Queensland

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Lawes is located in Queensland
Coordinates27°34′50″S 152°19′28″E / 27.58056°S 152.32444°E / -27.58056; 152.32444Coordinates: 27°34′50″S 152°19′28″E / 27.58056°S 152.32444°E / -27.58056; 152.32444
LGA(s)Lockyer Valley Region
State electorate(s)Lockyer
Federal Division(s)Wright
Suburbs around Lawes:
Lake Clarendon Lake Clarendon Lake Clarendon
Gatton Lawes College View
Woodlands Glen Cairn Forest Hill

Lawes is a locality in the Lockyer Valley Region, Queensland, Australia.[1]


Queensland Agricultural High School and College, 1939

Lawes takes its name from the Lawes railway station, which in turn was named in 1936 (previously known as College Siding because of the adjacent Queensland Agricultural College).[1][2] The Lawes name was proposed by the college principal, John K. Murray, in honour of Sir John Bennett Lawes, who was a scientist and founder of Rothamsted Experimental Station in Hertfordshire, England and promoted the use of artificial fertilizers and particularly superphosphate.[1][2]

In the 2011 census, Lawes had a population of 304 people.[3]


Lawes is located on the eastern outskirts of the town of Gatton. The Warrego Highway passes from east to west through the northern part of the locality. The Main Line railway passes through the locality from east to west. The Lawes railway siding served Lawes.[4]


The heritage-listed University of Queensland Gatton Campus is located at Lawes.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Lawes - locality in the Lockyer Valley Region (entry 44970)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Lawes - railway station in the Lockyer Valley Region (entry 19057)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Lawes (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 November 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  5. ^ "University of Queensland Gatton Campus (Queensland University) (entry 601672)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 November 2014.