Stanwell, Queensland

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Stanwell
Queensland
Railway bridge across Neerkol Creek near Stanwell.jpg
Railway bridge across Neerkol Creek near Stanwell
Population 303 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4702
Location
LGA(s) Rockhampton Region
State electorate(s) Mirani
Federal Division(s) Flynn
Suburbs around Stanwell:
Kalapa Dalma Nine Mile
Bushley Stanwell Kabra
Bouldercombe
Boulder Creek Boulder Creek The Mine

Stanwell is a town and rural locality in the Rockhampton Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2011 census, Stanwell had a population of 303 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Stanwell is located on the Capricorn Highway and the Central Western railway line. Neerkol Creek flows past the town.

History[edit]

Early settlers in the Stanwell area were involved in dairying, quarrying or working for the railways.[4]

Stanwell State School opened on 7 November 1873.[5]

A postal receiving office opened in about 1874; a post office opened on 1 October 1880.[6]

In 1893, a quarry leased by Bishop John Cani was used to provide sandstone for the construction of St Josephs Roman Catholic Cathedral in Rockhampton.[7]

An honour board was erected in the School of Arts Hall to honour those who served in World War I and World War II.[8]

Construction of the Stanwell Power Station commenced in 1993 and it became operational in 1996.[9]

Economy[edit]

The Stanwell Power Station is located in Stanwell. It is located on 1,600 hectares (4,000 acres) of land to the south-west of the town.[10]

Education[edit]

Stanwell State School is a government primary (P-7) school located at 20 Teakle Street (23°29′04″S 150°19′13″E / 23.484438°S 150.32029°E / -23.484438; 150.32029 (Stanwell State School)).[11] In 2012, the school had an enrolment of 38 students with 3 teachers (2.5 full-time equivalent).[12] The school motto is 'Study, service, sincerity'. [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Stanwell (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 May 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Stanwell (town) (entry 32205)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Stanwell (locality) (entry 46511)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Stanwell". Central Queensland Family History Association Inc. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  6. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "St Josephs Cathedral (entry 600822)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "Stanwell Hall Honour Board". Monument Australia. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Stanwell Power Station" (PDF). Stanwell Corporation Limited. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "Stanwell Power Station". Stanwell Corporation Limited. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "Queensland State and Non-State Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  12. ^ "2012 School Annual Report" (PDF). Stanwell State School. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  13. ^ "Education Queensland". Education Queensland. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 

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External links[edit]

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