Ilkley is a locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[1]


Following the establishment of a settlement there about 1890, the locality was named Ilkley after Ilkey in Yorkshire, England, the home town of the local preacher Joseph Kitson.[1]

Ilkley Provisional School opened on 25 November 1901, becoming Ilkley State School on 1 January 1909. In 1924, it briefly became a part-time school sharing a teacher with Chevallum State School. Ilkley continued a full-time school until its final closure in 1964.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Ilkley - locality in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 49686)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  2. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0

External links

  • "Ilkley". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.