Canning Creek is a locality split between the Goondiwindi Region and the Toowoomba Region in Queensland, Australia.[1][2]

Geography

The Inglewood Millmerran Road (State Route 82) passes through the locality from north to south.[3]

History

The locality takes its name from the creek name, which in turn was named in 1827 by Allan Cunningham after Sir George Canning, the Prime Minister of Great Britain in 1827.[1]

Canning Creek was opened for selection on 17 April 1877; 112 square miles (290 km2) were available.[4]

The Canning Creek Provisional School opened on 15 November 1885 and became Canning Creek State School on 1 January 1909. The school closed on a number of occasions due to low student numbers. On 18 April 1922 it became a half-time school sharing the teacher with Glenside State School, with both schools closing on 20 June 1922.[5]

Glenside Provisional School opened in 1914. On 1 December 1914 it became Glenside State School.. On 18 Apr 1922 it was closed as a full-time school and reopened as a half time school in conjunction with Canning Creek State School. Due to the distance between the 2 schools they closed on 20 Jun 1922.[6]

Bringalily State Forest

Much of the locality is occupied by a large portion of the Bringalily State Forest.

References

  1. ^ a b "Canning Creek (Goondiwindi Regional) - locality (entry 47804)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Canning Creek (Toowoomba Regional) - locality (entry 49209)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  3. ^ Google (29 July 2019). "Canning Creek, Queensland" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Proclamations under the New Land Acts". The Brisbane Courier. Queensland, Australia. 2 March 1877. p. 3. Retrieved 19 February 2020 – via Trove.
  5. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  6. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0