Wetheron is a rural town and locality in the North Burnett Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2016 census, Wetheron had a population of 46 people.[1]

Geography

The Mungar Junction to Monto Branch Railway passes through Wetheron.[4] The town was served by the Wetheron railway station (25°32′40″S 151°43′04″E / 25.54444°S 151.71778°E / -25.54444; 151.71778 (Wetheron railway station))[5]

History

Wetheron State School opened on 24 January 1916. It closed on 31 December 1963.[6]

In November 1925, the Anglican Archdiocese of Brisbane provided a loan of £150 to establish a church in Wetheron.[7] Mrs Helen Gray donated a quarter-acre of land and a parish hall was erected by George James Bellert. The hall was officially opened on 5 May 1926.[8] St John's Anglican Church was dedicated on 11 December 1927 by Venerable William Powning Glover, Archdeacon of Toowoomba.[9] It is now closed.[10]

Sefton Provisional School opened on 1925 and closed on 1926.[11]

In the 2016 census, Wetheron had a population of 46 people.[1]

Education

There are no schools in Wetheron. The nearest primary schools are Gayndah State School in neighbouring Gayndah to the south-west and Coalstoun Lakes State School in Coalstoun Lakes to the south-east. The nearest secondary school is Burnett State College in Gayndah.[12]

References

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wetheron (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Wetheron - town in North Burnett Region (entry 37158)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Wetheron - locality in North Burnett Region (entry 45424)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Wetheron railway station (entry 37160)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  7. ^ "THE CHURCHES". Daily Standard (4009). Queensland, Australia. 14 November 1925. p. 2. Retrieved 1 July 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ "WETHERON FUNCTION". Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay And Burnett Advertiser (17, 613). Queensland, Australia. 11 June 1926. p. 2. Retrieved 1 July 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ "NEWS OF THE CHURCHES". The Telegraph (17, 173). Queensland, Australia. 17 December 1927. p. 4. Retrieved 1 July 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  10. ^ Anglican Church of Southern Queensland. "Closed Churches". Archived from the original on 3 April 2019. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  11. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  12. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 1 July 2020.

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