Maryvale, Queensland

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Maryvale
Queensland
MaryvaleCrownHotel.JPG
The historic Crown Hotel at Maryvale
Population 350 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4370
Location
LGA(s) Southern Downs Region
State electorate(s) Southern Downs
Federal Division(s) Maranoa
Localities around Maryvale:
Goomburra Goomburra North Branch
Gladfield Maryvale Tregony
Upper Freestone Swanfels Swanfels

Maryvale is a town and locality in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia. The town is located in the Southern Downs Region local government area and on the Cunningham Highway, 127 kilometres (79 mi) south west of the state capital, Brisbane. At the 2011 census, Maryvale and the surrounding area had a population of 350.[1]

Geography[edit]

Cricket match, 2015

Glengallan Creek which rises on the western slopes of the Main Range is a tributary of the Condamine River. It passes through the locality from east to west. The creek is a source of irrigated water for terraced crops in the area. At the southern and northern boundaries of Maryvale, elevations rise to greater than 900  m above sea level.

History[edit]

St Alban's Anglican Church, 2015

A pastoral station was selected in the area in about 1840 by John Cameron. However, Cameron found it difficult to transport the wool from their sheep down through Cunninghams Gap to be sold. Therefore, he relocated into the Fassifern Valley in 1842.[2] The pastoral run at Maryvale was sold to Arnold Weinholt in 1848.

Maryvale was the terminus for the Maryvale branch railway from Warwick. Maryvale Post Office opened by March 1914 (a receiving office had been open from 1913) and closed in 1981.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Maryvale (Southern Downs) (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2009-03-31. 
  2. ^ Johnson, Murray (Murray David); Saunders, Kay, 1947- (2007), Working the land : an historical overview of Boonah and its northern district (PDF), Queensland State Archives, p. 13, ISBN 978-0-7345-1530-8 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Maryvale, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 28°04′S 152°14′E / 28.067°S 152.233°E / -28.067; 152.233