Forest Hill, Queensland

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Forest Hill
Queensland
File:Forest Hill main street 2011.jpg
Forest Hill main street
Forest Hill is located in Queensland
Forest Hill
Forest Hill
Coordinates Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Population 394 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4342
Location
LGA(s) Lockyer Valley Region
State electorate(s) Lockyer
Federal Division(s) Wright

Forest Hill is a town and locality in the Lockyer Valley Region in South East, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] The town is located 83 kilometres (52 mi) west of the state capital, Brisbane and 53 kilometres (33 mi) east of the regional centre of Toowoomba. At the 2011 census, Forest Hill had a population of 394.[1]

History

Forest Hill Post Office opened on 1 February 1890 (replacing a receiving office named Forest Hill Siding open since 1889).[4]

Forest Hill Provisional School opened on 23 January 1893, becoming a state school in 1899.[5][6]

Forest Hill was once home to five hotels, a hospital, a bakery and butcher, and was the largest rail freight hub for agricultural produce in Queensland.[citation needed]

The Forest Hill War Memorial was erected to commemorate those in the district who had died or served in World War I. It was unveiled by five mothers of deceased soldiers on 26 March 1921.[7][8]

During the 2010–2011 Queensland floods, much of the population of Forest Hill was required to be evacuated by helicopter to nearby Gatton to avoid rapidly rising floodwaters.[9]

Heritage listings

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The Lockyer Hotel, 2012

Forest Hill has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Forest Hill (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 July 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Forest Hill (town) (entry 12879)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 14 March 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Forest Hill (locality) (entry 44953)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 May 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "D-F". Opening and closing dates of Queensland schools. Queensland Government. Retrieved 14 March 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Agency ID5222, Forest Hill State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 26 May 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Forest Hill War Memorial". Monument Australia. Retrieved 6 April 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "FOREST HILL SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL". Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 - 1954). Ipswich, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 29 March 1921. p. 4 Edition: DAILY. Retrieved 6 April 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. Milovanovic, Selma (11 January 2011). "Brisbane braces for flood disaster". Brisbane Times. Retrieved 11 January 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Forest Hill War Memorial (entry 600649)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 10 July 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. "Lockyer Hotel (entry 600650)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 10 July 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. "Shop, 3 Victoria Street, Forest Hill (entry 600651)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 10 July 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  13. "Forest Hill Hotel (entry 600652)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 10 July 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

Further reading

  • Forest Hill State School (1993), Celebrating 100 years : Forest Hill district, Forest Hill State School Centenary Committee, ISBN 978-0-646-14752-9<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

  • "Forest Hill". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>