Thornton, Queensland

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Thornton
Queensland
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Thornton
Coordinates 27°47′57″S152°21′09″E / 27.7991°S 152.3525°E / -27.7991; 152.3525 Coordinates: 27°47′57″S152°21′09″E / 27.7991°S 152.3525°E / -27.7991; 152.3525
Postcode(s) 4341
Area107.3 km2 (41.4 sq mi)
LGA(s) Lockyer Valley Region
State electorate(s) Lockyer
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Thornton:
Ingoldsby Mount Berryman Mulgowie
Lefthand Branch Thornton Mount Mort
Lefthand Branch Townson Mount Mort

Thornton is a locality in the Lockyer Valley Region, Queensland, Australia. [1]

Contents

Picking cotton on S. Wilson's farm, Thornton StateLibQld 1 121072 Picking cotton on S. Wilson's farm at Thornton, near Laidley.jpg
Picking cotton on S. Wilson's farm, Thornton

Geography

Laidley Creek passes through the locality from south to north. [2]

History

Thornton Provisional School opened on 11 October 1881 by its first principal W.J. Mitchell. [3] It became Thornton State School on 1 April 1890. [4] St George's Anglican Church was dedicated in 1907. [5] Its closure on 3 May 2005 was approved by Assistant Bishop Nolan. [5]

Education

Thornton State School is a government co-educational primary school (P-6) at 4 Thornton School Road. In 2016, the school had an enrolment of 22 students with 3 teachers (2 full-time equivalent) and 5 non-teaching staff (2 full-time equivalent). [6]

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References

  1. "Thornton - locality in Lockyer Valley Region (entry 47147)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government . Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  2. "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland . Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  3. "History". Thornton State School. Archived from the original on 13 September 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  4. Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN   978-1-921171-26-0
  5. 1 2 "Closed Churches". Anglican Records and Archives Centre Anglican Church Southern Queensland. Archived from the original on 3 April 2019. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  6. "Annual Report 2016" (PDF). Thornton State School. Archived (PDF) from the original on 13 September 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2017.

Further reading

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