Mount Tyson, Queensland

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Mount Tyson
Fields at Mount Tyson.jpg
Fields along Toowoomba Cecil Plains Road, 2014
Mount Tyson is located in Queensland
Mount Tyson
Mount Tyson
Coordinates27°34′29″S 151°34′6″E / 27.57472°S 151.56833°E / -27.57472; 151.56833Coordinates: 27°34′29″S 151°34′6″E / 27.57472°S 151.56833°E / -27.57472; 151.56833
Population285 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)Toowoomba Region
State electorate(s)Condamine
Federal Division(s)Groom
Localities around Mount Tyson:
Evanslea Mount Irving Purrawunda
Evanslea Mount Tyson Motley
Bongeen Irongate

Mount Tyson is a rural town on the Darling Downs in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] It is located 37 kilometres (23 mi) west of Toowoomba.[3] At the 2016 Australian Census, Mount Tyson and surrounds recorded a population of 285.[1]


The town's name derives from the name of its railway station, which in turn was derived from the local mountain, which was believed to be named after James Tyson, a grazier and Member of the Queensland Legislative Council.[2]

The Mount Tyson State School opened on 18 April 1904 (Easter) with 35 pupils; Minnie (McIntyre) Fletcher was the first teacher.[4] The school was extended in 1916, 1949, 1963, 1973 (library) and 1996 (Prep year building). The school celebrated its centenary in 2004.[5]

Mount Tyson Post Office opened by 1917 (a receiving office had been open from 1904, briefly known as Mount Russell).[6]

Between 1914 and 1994 the town was serviced by the Cecil Plains railway line.

In 1991, Mount Tyson was the national winner of the Australian Tidy Town Awards, run by Keep Australia Beautiful.[7]


Library services in Mount Tyson are provided by the Toowoomba Regional Council's mobile library service. The van visits Mt Tyson on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.[8]

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mount Tyson (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Mount Tyson (entry 23166)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Mount Tyson". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  4. ^ "M". Opening and closing dates of Queensland schools. Queensland Government. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  5. ^ "School History". Mount Tyson State School. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  6. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Australian Tidy Towns Honour Roll". Keep Australia Beautiful. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  8. ^ "Mobile library". Toowoomba Regional Council. Archived from the original on 24 October 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2014.

Further reading[edit]

  • McNally, Paul Terence; Janke, Irene; Mount Tyson State School; Mount Tyson State School Parents and Citizens Association (2004), Mount Tyson State School : one hundred years of the best, 1904-2004, Mount Tyson State School Parent and Citizens Association, ISBN 978-0-646-43223-6

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