Thornlands, Queensland

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Thornlands
Redland City,  Queensland
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Panorama Drive, 2018
Population12,807 (2011 census) [1]
Postcode(s) 4164
Location28 km (17 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) Redland City
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Bowman
Suburbs around Thornlands:
Alexandra Hills Cleveland Moreton Bay
Capalaba Thornlands Victoria Point
Sheldon Mount Cotton Victoria Point

Thornlands is a coastal residential suburb located approximately 28 kilometres (17 mi) east-south-east of Brisbane, the capital of the Australian state of Queensland, and is part of the Redland City local government area.

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As of the June 2006 census, Thornlands was estimated to be home to 10,520 people, with the majority of these of working age. [2]

Demographics

In the 2011 census, Thornlands recorded a population of 12,807 people, 51% female and 49% male. [1]

The average age of the Thornlands population was 38 years of age, 1 year above the Australian average.

70.2% of people living in Thornlands were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 9.2%, New Zealand 5.6%, South Africa 2.1%, Scotland 1.2%, Finland 0.6%.

91% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.6% Afrikaans, 0.6% Finnish, 0.4% German, 0.3% Dutch, 0.3% Italian.

Features

Major features of Thornlands include:

Faith Lutheran College, Redlands Public co-educational school in Redlands, Queensland, Australia

Faith Lutheran College, Redlands, Queensland, Australia, is an independent co-educational Lutheran primary and secondary school located on two campuses in Victoria Point and Thornlands. The school currently educates students from years Prep to Year 12.

Nazarene Theological College (Australia)

The Nazarene Theological College (NTC) is a theological college located in the Thornlands suburb of Redland City in Queensland, Australia. NTC is a member institution of the Sydney College of Divinity.

The Redlands District Rugby League Football Club was formed in 1950 and plays out of Pinklands Reserve, in Thornlands, Queensland.

Major access to Thornlands is provided by Boundary Road, Cleveland-Redland Bay Road, or Wellington Street.

History

Thornlands began as part of the area then encompassed by Cleveland, and was leased (along with most of the land between Ormiston and the Logan River), to Joseph Clarke. He relinquished his lease in 1858, allowing small farmers to settle in the area. [4]

Cleveland, Queensland Suburb of Redland City, Queensland, Australia

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Ormiston, Queensland Suburb of Redland City, Queensland, Australia

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Logan River river in Queensland, Australia

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The area took the name Thornlands after George Thorn, a major landholder in the area, whose lands were subdivided around 1900. The area was settled, like the surrounding suburbs, primarily by farmers, mostly growing fruit such as citrus, bananas and mangoes. Thornlands State School was founded in 1910. [4] Mark Robinson, Member for Cleveland 2010 recollects history of school in his speech celebrating the school's centenary anniversary. [5]

The area is now primarily suburban residences, with the southern parts rural residences, comprising larger landblocks. The population is growing rapidly due to new housing developments.

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References

  1. 1 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Thornlands (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 October 2013. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2005. http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/3055062712003?OpenDocument%5B%5D
  3. 1 2 "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government . Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  4. 1 2 Redland City Council, "History of Thornlands", 2018. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 April 2018. Retrieved 19 April 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. "Speech by Dr Mark Robinson, Member for Cleveland" (PDF). Queensland Parliament. 31 August 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2 February 2018. Retrieved 2 February 2018.

Coordinates: 27°33′S153°16′E / 27.550°S 153.267°E / -27.550; 153.267