Greenmount is a rural town and a locality in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] At the 2006 census, Greenmount had a population of 336.[1]

Geography

Greenmount is a rural town on the Darling Downs. It is located just off the New England Highway 32 kilometres (20 mi) south of the regional city of Toowoomba.

History

Greenmount was formerly known as Greenmount West, and prior to that as Emu Creek. It takes its present name from the property owned by Donald Mackintosh, a local farmer and Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly.[2]

The region was settled by graziers in the 1840s; farming activities remain the chief source of employment in Greenmount today.[4]

The Greenmount War Memorial was dedicated on 11 December 1922 by Queensland Governor, Matthew Nathan.[5]

Facilities

Library services in Greenmount are provided by the Toowoomba Regional Council's mobile library service. The van visits Pilton Street every Friday.[6]

Greenmount features a number of parks that provide facilities and recreation areas, including Bicentennial Memorial Park,[7] Jack Derrick Park,[8] and the Recreation Reserve.[9] Steele Rudd Park, dedicated to the Rudd family, is located in East Greenmount and features replica historical buildings.[10]

Notable residents

Author Steele Rudd (Arthur Hoey Davis), of Dad and Dave fame, lived in the region and attended the local school until the age of twelve.[11] Also, Queensland artist Rex Backhaus-Smith lived there with his family in the 1970s.[12][13][14]

Heritage listings

Greenmount has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Greenmount (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 March 2008.
  2. ^ a b "Greenmount - town in Toowoomba Region (entry 14787)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Greenmount - locality in Toowoomba Region (entry 47959)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  4. ^ Sydney Morning Herald Archived 11 February 2007 at the Wayback Machine – Travel Page
  5. ^ "Greenmount War Memorial". Monument Australia. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Mobile library". Toowoomba Regional Council. Archived from the original on 24 October 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Bicentennial Memorial Park". Toowoomba Regional Council. Retrieved 18 June 2015.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Jack Derrick Park". Toowoomba Regional Council. Retrieved 18 June 2015.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Recreation Reserve". Toowoomba Regional Council. Retrieved 18 June 2015.[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "Steele Rudd Park". Toowoomba Regional Council. Retrieved 18 June 2015.[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ Dictionary of Australian Biography Archived 28 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine – Steele Rudd
  12. ^ "Rex Backhaus-Smith". Art on Cairncross. Archived from the original on 12 March 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  13. ^ AndrewBackhouse. "Darling Heights house hides fascinating history". Chronicle. Archived from the original on 26 October 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Rex Backhaus Smith - Painting Life". www.usc.edu.au. Archived from the original on 26 April 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Greenmount War Memorial (entry 600390)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013.

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