Mons is a rural residential locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] It is part of the Buderim urban centre. In the 2016 census Mons had a population of 946 people.[1]

History

The name Mons commemorates a Battle of Mons that took place in 1914 during World War I in Belgium.[2]

Buderim Road State School opened on 7 February 1916, but was soon renamed Mons State School. It closed in 1974.[3]

The former was on the Tanawha Tourist Drive (26°42′06″S 153°01′05″E / 26.7016°S 153.0180°E / -26.7016; 153.0180 (Forest Glen Deer Sanctuary)).[4] The site was redeveloped as a private mansion.[5]

In the 2006 census Mons had a population of 683 people.[6]

In the 2016 census Mons had a population of 946 people.[1]

Education

There are no schools in Mons. The nearest government primary schools are Buderim Mountain State School in neighbouring Buderim to the east, Chevallum State School in neighbouring Chevallum to the south-west and Kuluin State School in Kuluin to the north-east. The nearest government secondary schools are Chancellor State College in Sippy Downs to the south-east and Maroochydore State High School in Maroochydore to the north-east.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mons (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Mons – locality in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 50106)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  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. ^ "Building points - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 17 November 2020. Archived from the original on 25 November 2020. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  5. ^ Block, Fang (15 November 2016). "Former Deer Sanctuary Integrates Modern Luxury Into Natural Beauty". Mansion Global. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  6. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Mons (Maroochy Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 June 2011.
  7. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 3 March 2021.