Mount Mort, Queensland

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Mount Mort
Fields 2 at Mount Mort, Queensland.jpg
Fields along Grandchester Mount Mort Road, 2015
Mount Mort is located in Queensland
Mount Mort
Mount Mort
Coordinates27°47′08″S 152°26′16″E / 27.7855°S 152.4377°E / -27.7855; 152.4377Coordinates: 27°47′08″S 152°26′16″E / 27.7855°S 152.4377°E / -27.7855; 152.4377
Population91 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density0.892/km2 (2.311/sq mi)
Area102.0 km2 (39.4 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)City of Ipswich
State electorate(s)Scenic Rim
Federal Division(s)Blair
Suburbs around Mount Mort:
Mulgowie Grandchester Lower Mount Walker
Thornton Mount Mort Mount Walker West
Townson Rosevale Merryvale

Mount Mort is a rural locality in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Mount Mort had a population of 91 people.[1]


Western Creek, a tributary of the Bremer River, and Franklyn Vale Homestead are both found in Mount Mort.


In 1877, 48,000 acres (19,000 ha) were resumed from the Franklyn Vale pastoral run and offered for selection on 17 April 1877.[3]

The locality was originally known as Gehrkevale after Carl Frederick Wilhelm Gehrke who purchased 100 acres (40 ha) circa 1881 and subsequently purchased a further 630 acres (250 ha).[4] However, during World War I due to anti-German sentiment, the name was changed to Mount Mort,[5] after the Mort family who settled there in 1849.[2]

Gehrkevale Provisional School opened on 18 January 1904. On 1 January 1909 it became Gehrkevale State School. In May 1917 it was renamed Mount Mort State School. It closed on 18 September 1959.[6]

Heritage listings[edit]

Mount Mort has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mount Mort (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Mount Mort - locality in City of Ipswich (entry 47269)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Proclamations under the New Land Acts". The Brisbane Courier. Queensland, Australia. 2 March 1877. p. 3. Retrieved 19 February 2020 – via Trove.
  4. ^ ""THE MEN UPON THE LAND."". The Queenslander (2084). Queensland, Australia. 17 February 1906. p. 29. Retrieved 23 November 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ "GERMAN PLACE NAMES". Morning Bulletin (20, 754). Queensland, Australia. 24 January 1933. p. 6. Retrieved 23 November 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  7. ^ "Franklyn Vale Homestead (entry 600728)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013.

External links[edit]

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