North Maclean, Queensland

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North Maclean
City of LoganQueensland
Tully Memorial Park, North Maclean, Queensland.jpg
Tully Memorial Park, 2014
Population 1,536 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4280
LGA(s) City of Logan
State electorate(s) Logan
Federal Division(s) Forde, Wright
Suburbs around North Maclean:
New Beith Greenbank Munruben
New Beith North Maclean Stockleigh
New Beith South Maclean South Maclean

North Maclean is a locality in the City of Logan, Queensland, Australia.[2] At the 2016 census, North Maclean had a population of 1,536.[1]


North Maclean is on the Mount Lindesay Highway with the Logan River as part of its eastern and southern boundary. South Maclean is immediately to the south of North Maclean. The western boundary of North Maclean is marked by the Sydney–Brisbane rail corridor.


Maclean Bridge from Tully Memorial Park, 2014

North and South Maclean were once a single district originally known as Logan Bridge, as there was a low-level bridge across the Logan River at this location since 1860. The district later acquired the name Maclean, probably after Alexander Grant McLean, the acting Surveyor General of New South Wales from 1856—1861.[3]

The township with blocks on both sides of the river was surveyed in 1863.[3]

The Maclean Provisional School opened on 16 April 1926 with teacher Ruby Eunice Dunn. Later that year it was upgraded to Maclean State School. It closed in 1963.[4]

Formerly in the Shire of Beaudesert, North Maclean became part of Logan City following the local government amalgamations in March 2008.


The Tully Memorial Park on the Mount Lindesay Highway on the north bank of the Logan River (27°46′58″S 153°00′36″E / 27.78276°S 153.01013°E / -27.78276; 153.01013 (Tully Memorial Park)) provides a number of sporting fields. It also has a plaque commemorating the crossing of the Logan River by Patrick Logan in July 1828.[5]


The Logan City Council operates the Maclean Cemetery at Scott Lane (27°46′19″S 152°59′10″E / 27.7720°S 152.9861°E / -27.7720; 152.9861 (Maclean Cemetery)).[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "North Maclean (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "North Maclean (entry 45283)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Maclean (North & South)". Suburbs. Logan City Council. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Agency ID6190, Maclean State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Logan River Crossing". Monument Australia. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Cemeteries Directory". Logan City Council. Retrieved 12 May 2014.

Further reading[edit]

  • Scott, Joanne; Greenbank State School (1993), Greenbank State School centenary book : including New Beith, North Maclean and Maclean schools, Greenbank State School, ISBN 978-0-646-14341-5

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Coordinates: 27°45′58″S 152°59′52″E / 27.76611°S 152.99778°E / -27.76611; 152.99778