Rush Creek, Queensland

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Rush Creek
Queensland
Hay Cottage, farmhouse at Rush Creek.jpg
Hay Cottage, farmhouse at Rush Creek, 1870s
Rush Creek is located in Queensland
Rush Creek
Rush Creek
Coordinates27°12′18″S 152°52′00″E / 27.2049°S 152.8666°E / -27.2049; 152.8666 (Rush Creek (centre of locality))Coordinates: 27°12′18″S 152°52′00″E / 27.2049°S 152.8666°E / -27.2049; 152.8666 (Rush Creek (centre of locality))
Population157 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density11.21/km2 (29.04/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4521
Area14.0 km2 (5.4 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)Pine Rivers
Federal division(s)Dickson
Suburbs around Rush Creek:
King Scrub Narangba Kurwongbah
Dayboro Rush Creek Kurwongbah
Dayboro Samsonvale Whiteside

Rush Creek is a rural locality in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Rush Creek had a population of 157 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

The North Pine River at the western end of Lake Samsonvale marks the southern boundary of Rush Creek.[3]

Forbes Creek is a neighbourhood in the south-east of the locality (27°13′24″S 152°53′07″E / 27.2234°S 152.8852°E / -27.2234; 152.8852 (Forbes Creek (neighbourhood))).[4]

History[edit]

Hay Cottage was originally built about 1870 by Ernest Goertz. The cottage later passed to Charles Hay who raised a family there. The construction of the North Pine Dam in the early 1970s required the resumption of the cottage's land. In 1989 the cottage was relocated to 27 William Street in Dayboro and is occupied by Hay Cottage Arts and Crafts Association Inc.[5][6]

Forbes Creek Provisional School opened on 20 August 1880. On 1 January 1909, it became Forbes Creek State School. It closed in 1960.[7] It was just north of the North Pine River in the vicinity of Rush Creek Road (approx 27°13′19″S 152°52′48″E / 27.2219°S 152.8801°E / -27.2219; 152.8801 (Forbes Creek State School (former))); this area is now on the foreshores of Lake Samsonvale.[8][9][3]

At the 2011 census, the locality and surrounds recorded a population of 497.[10]

In the 2016 census, Rush Creek had a population of 157 people.[1]

Education[edit]

There are no schools in Rush Creek. The nearest government primary school is Dayboro State School in neighbouring Dayboro to the west. The nearest government secondary school is Bray Park State High School in Bray Park to the south-east.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Rush Creek (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Rush Creek – locality in Moreton Bay Region (entry 45467)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 27 May 2022.
  4. ^ "Forbes Creek – locality unbounded in Moreton Bay Regional (entry 12864)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Hay Cottage on the move in 1989". Dayboro. 30 August 2017. Archived from the original on 3 January 2020. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Cottage History". Hay Cottage, Dayboro. Archived from the original on 3 January 2020. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  7. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  8. ^ "Parish of Samsonvale" (Map). Queensland Government. 1944. Retrieved 27 May 2022.
  9. ^ "Moreton 40 Chain map AG2 series sheet 4 north" (Map). Queensland Government. 1928. Retrieved 27 May 2022.
  10. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Rush Creek (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 October 2014. Edit this at Wikidata