Bancroft is a locality in the North Burnett Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] At the 2016 census, Bancroft and the surrounding rural area had a population of 96.[1]


Many Peaks Provisional School opened on 23 Oct 1922 as part of the railway construction camp (57 Mile Camp) for the Gladstone to Monto railway line. In 1923 it was relocated south to the 63 Mile Camp. In 1926 it moved south to 67 Mile Camp and was renamed Barrimoon Provisional School (Barrimoon being the name of the railway station there). In 1927 it moved again to 74 Mile Camp and its name was changed in 19228 to Kalpowar Provisional School. In 1929 it moved to 82 Mile Camp and in September 1930 it was renamed Bancroft Provisional School. On 1 August 1931 it became Bancroft State School and remained there permanently until its closure on 31 December 1998.[3]


The Monto-Bancroft branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association meets at 9 Rutherford Street, Monto.[4]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bancroft". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 January 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Bancroft - locality in North Burnett Region (entry 45314)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  3. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  4. ^ "Branch Locations". Queensland Country Women's Association. Retrieved 26 December 2018.

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