Mount Samson, Queensland

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Mount Samson
Queensland
Mt.Samson at sunrise.jpg
Mount Samson is located in Queensland
Mount Samson
Mount Samson
Coordinates27°18′02″S 152°50′26″E / 27.3005°S 152.8405°E / -27.3005; 152.8405Coordinates: 27°18′02″S 152°50′26″E / 27.3005°S 152.8405°E / -27.3005; 152.8405
Population594 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density32.28/km2 (83.61/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4520
Area18.4 km2 (7.1 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location34 km (21 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)Pine Rivers
Federal Division(s)Dickson
Suburbs around Mount Samson:
Samsonvale Samsonvale Cashmere
Mount Glorious Mount Samson Clear Mountain
Cedar Creek Cedar Creek Closeburn

Mount Samson is a rural locality in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Mount Samson had a population of 594 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Mount Samson is about halfway between Samford and Dayboro located in South East Queensland. It is roughly 34 kilometres (21 mi) north west of Brisbane.

Mount Samson is a mix of acreage properties and small farms. The area was most recently dominated by agriculture such as dairy farming. Access to Mount Samson from Brisbane is along Samford Road and Mount Samson Road.

History[edit]

Mt Samson was occupied by the indigenous people who named it Buran (Boorun), which means wind.[3]

The suburb takes its name from the reasonably dominant Mount Samson which is part of the D'Aguilar Range.

Samson Creek Provisional School opened on 9 August 1880. On 1 Oct 1909 it became Samson Creek State School. In 1925 the school was moved and renamed Mount Samson State School.[4]

In the 2011 census Mount Samson had a population of 566 people.[5]

Climate[edit]

Mount Samson has a sub-tropical climate with very hot humid summers and mild, dry, sunny winters. Most rain falls during the height of summer, between November and February. Whilst summer maximum average temperatures generally linger around 30C, the summer months, like most of South East Queensland have some extremely hot days, sometimes as high as 40C.

Facilities[edit]

Samsonvale Hall is located on Winn Road on the opposite side from the primary school. Annual music festival Red Deer Festival is held in Mount Samson.

The Moreton Bay Regional Council operates a mobile library service which visits the Mount Samson State School on Winn Road.[6]

Education[edit]

Mount Samson State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 1060 Winn Road (27°17′39″S 152°51′04″E / 27.2943°S 152.8512°E / -27.2943; 152.8512 (Mount Samson State School)).[7][8] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 313 students with 26 teachers (20 full-time equivalent) and 16 non-teaching staff (9 full-time equivalent).[9] It includes a special education program.[7]

The school has been described as a 'school without a town' due to the fact that it serves residents of nearby areas but indeed has no township. Despite this - or perhaps because of it - the school community is very close knit and supportive.

Directly in front of Mount Samson State School sits Sparrow Early Learning, a long day care centre catering for children birth to school age, and Songbirds, a small music learning centre.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, Mount Samson recorded a population of 566 people, 49.8% female and 50.2% male.

The median age of the Mount Samson population was 38 years, 1 year above the national median of 37.

77.5% of people living in Mount Samson were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 9.8%, New Zealand 3%, Germany 0.5%, Canada 0.5%, Ireland 0.5%.

95.8% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.9% Greek, 0.7% Mandarin, 0% Welsh, 0% Irish, 0% Gaelic (Scotland).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mount Samson (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Mount Samson - locality in Moreton Bay Region (entry 45456)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  3. ^ Petrie, Constance Campbell; Petrie, Tom, 1831–1910 (1992), Tom Petrie's reminiscences of early Queensland (4th ed.), University of Queensland Press, p. 317, ISBN 978-0-7022-2383-9CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  5. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Mount Samson (Pine Rivers Shire) (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 February 2008. Edit this at Wikidata
  6. ^ "Mobile Library". Moreton Bay Regional Council. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  7. ^ a b "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Mount Samson State School". Archived from the original on 27 February 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  9. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.

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