Stony Creek, Queensland

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Stony Creek
Queensland
Stony Creek is located in Queensland
Stony Creek
Stony Creek
Coordinates26°55′09″S 152°42′43″E / 26.9191°S 152.7119°E / -26.9191; 152.7119 (Stony Creek (centre of locality))Coordinates: 26°55′09″S 152°42′43″E / 26.9191°S 152.7119°E / -26.9191; 152.7119 (Stony Creek (centre of locality))
Population262 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density5.784/km2 (14.98/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4514
Area45.3 km2 (17.5 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)Pumicestone
Federal division(s)Longman
Suburbs around Stony Creek:
Sandy Creek Bellthorpe Bellthorpe
Royston Stony Creek Woodford
Royston Neurum Woodford

Stony Creek (formerly Stoney Creek) is a rural locality in the Moreton Bay Region of Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census Stony Creek had a population of 262 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

The locality is 68 kilometres (42 mi) north of Brisbane.

The locality is bounded to the south by the Stanley River and to the south-west by Mary Smokes Creek.[3]

Mount Mclean is in the north-west of the locality (26°53′00″S 152°44′28″E / 26.8832°S 152.7412°E / -26.8832; 152.7412 (Mount Mclean)) and rises to 464 metres (1,522 ft) above sea level.[4][5]

Stony Creek is a watercourse that rises in Bellthorpe to the north-west and flows roughly south through the locality of Stone Creek where it becomes a tributary of the Stanley River at 26°56′41″S 152°43′23″E / 26.9447°S 152.7230°E / -26.9447; 152.7230 (Stony Creek (mouth)) on the boundary with Neurum to the south.[6]

The D'Aguilar Highway enters the locality from the east (Woodford) and exits to the west (Royston).[3]

Most of the residential land use is along the D'Aguilar Highway and Stony Creek Road. There are small areas of forestry and cropping, but the predominant land use in the locality is grazing on native vegetation.[3]

History[edit]

Pupils of the Kalangara State School, 1950

Stony Creek Provisional School opened circa 1877. On 1 January 1909, it became Stony Creek State School. Due to low student numbers, it closed in 1914.[7]

The Durundur Provisional School opened on 5 July 1897. In 1909 it became Durundur State School. It was renamed Kalangara State School in 1920. The school closed on 25 August 1963.[8] The school was on Stony Creek Road (26°55′12″S 152°43′18″E / 26.9200°S 152.7217°E / -26.9200; 152.7217 (Kalangara State School (former))).[9][10][3] There was a hall adjacent to the school (26°55′15″S 152°43′19″E / 26.9207°S 152.7220°E / -26.9207; 152.7220 (Hall)).[9]

In the 2011 census, Stony Creek recorded a population of 319 people, 44.8% female and 55.2% male.[11] The median age of the Stony Creek population was 45 years, 8 years above the national median of 37. 82.8% of people living in Stony Creek were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 3.4%, England 3.1%, Vanuatu 1.2%, Scotland 0.9%, Italy 0.9%. 90.7% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.9% Pacific Austronesian Languages, nec, 0.9% French, 0.9%.[11]

In the 2016 census, Stony Creek had a population of 262 people.[1]

Education[edit]

There are no schools in Stony Creek. The nearest government primary schools are Woodford State School in neighbouring Woodford to the south-east and Mount Kilcoy State School in Mount Kilcoy to the north-west. The nearest government secondary schools are Woodford State School (to Year 10) and Kilcoy State High School in Kilcoy to the south-west.[3]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Stony Creek (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Stony Creek – locality in Moreton Bay Region (entry 45482)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Mountain peaks and capes - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 12 November 2020. Archived from the original on 25 November 2020. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Mount Mclean – mountain in Moreton Bay Region (entry 21437)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Stony Creek – watercourse in Moreton Bay Regional (entry 32525)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 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. ^ "Agency ID 6180, Kalangara State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 8 February 2014.
  9. ^ a b "Glasshouse" (Map). Queensland Government. 1942. Archived from the original on 22 December 2021. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  10. ^ "Queensland Two Mile series sheet 2m74" (Map). Queensland Government. 1955. Archived from the original on 22 December 2021. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  11. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Stony Creek (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 June 2016. Edit this at Wikidata