Mount Mort, Queensland

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Mount Mort
IpswichQueensland
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)
Postcode(s)4340
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]

Geography[edit]

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

History[edit]

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]

References[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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