Mount Beppo, Queensland

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Mount Beppo
Somerset RegionQueensland
Apostolic Church, Mount Beppo.JPG
Apostolic Church, Mount Beppo, 2005
Mount Beppo is located in Queensland
Mount Beppo
Mount Beppo
Coordinates27°07′23″S 152°26′04″E / 27.12306°S 152.43444°E / -27.12306; 152.43444Coordinates: 27°07′23″S 152°26′04″E / 27.12306°S 152.43444°E / -27.12306; 152.43444
Population347 (2011 census)[1]
Establishedearly 1880s
Postcode(s)4313
Location
  • 8 km (5 mi) south-east of Toogoolawah
  • 12 km (7 mi) north-east of Esk
  • 80 km (50 mi) north-west of Brisbane
LGA(s)Somerset Region
Suburbs around Mount Beppo:
Toogoolawah Cressbrook Cressbrook
Toogoolawah Mount Beppo Cooeeimbadi
Ottoba Coal Creek Caboonbah
Mount Beppo State School (now closed)

Mount Beppo is a locality in the Somerset Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2011 census, the population of Mount Beppo was 347 people.[1]

History[edit]

The district takes its name from the neighbouring mountain, whose name in turn is believed to be derived from the Yuggera word bippo meaning mountain. However, as Yuggera is not a local indigenous language, it may have been Europeans who introduced the name.[2]

The district was first settled in the early 1880s; the Granzein and Soden families were among the early pioneers.[3]

Mount Beppo State School opened on 4 September 1893. The chairman of the school was Henry Plantagenet Somerset. In 1929 the school had about 80 pupils. The school closed on 31 December 1972.[4][5]

By 1929, there were two churches at Mount Beppo, the Lutheran church and the Apostolic church, both with associated cemeteries.[5]

The Lutheran Church was opened on 12 August 1888.[6] It was extended and re-dedicated in 1930.[7]

The first Apostolic Church services were held in 1883 in the home of Mr Carl Casper Meier and the church building was constructed about 1889, but in 1911 the building was relocated higher up the hill and extended. Further extensions occurred at part of the golden jubilee celebrations in 1934.[8][9] In 2014, only the Apostolic Church remains, but both cemeteries still exist.

The town was known for its brass band, which was established in 1898 and celebrated its golden jubilee in 1949.[5][10][11]

Mount Beppo public hall

A public hall was opened at Mount Beppo on 15 March 1930 by Henry Plantagenet Somerset, former Member of the Legislative Assembly for the district, with the then current Member, Ernest Grimstone, in attendance.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Mount Beppo". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 April 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Mount Beppo (entry 44899)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Rich Surrounding District". The Queensland Times. National Library of Australia. 18 June 1929. p. 5 Edition: Daily. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Agency ID6513, Mount Beppo State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  5. ^ a b c "Mt. Beppo". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 30 March 1929. p. 11. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Public Announcements". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald & General Advertiser. National Library of Australia. 9 August 1888. p. 2. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  7. ^ "Mt. Beppo Lutherans". The Queensland Times. National Library of Australia. 19 September 1930. p. 4 Edition: Daily. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  8. ^ "Fine Community Sprit". The Queensland Times. National Library of Australia. 12 November 1934. p. 8 Edition: Daily. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  9. ^ "History of the Church". The Queensland Times. National Library of Australia. 12 November 1934. p. 8 Edition: Daily. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  10. ^ "Gillmeister—Teske". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald & General Advertiser. National Library of Australia. 26 September 1899. p. 7. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  11. ^ "Mt. Beppo Brass Band Jubilee Celebrated". The Queensland Times. National Library of Australia. 16 September 1948. p. 5 Edition: Daily. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  12. ^ "Mt. Beppo Hall". The Queensland Times. National Library of Australia. 22 March 1930. p. 7 Edition: Daily. Retrieved 14 April 2014.

External links[edit]

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