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Stanwell, Queensland

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Population  303 (2011 census)
State electorate(s)  Mirani
Postal code  4702
Lga  Rockhampton Region
Postcode(s)  4702
Stanwell  Kabra Bouldercombe
Local time  Sunday 11:23 AM
Federal division  Division of Flynn
Stanwell, Queensland
Location  23 km (14 mi) SW of Rockhampton 520 km (323 mi) NW of Brisbane
Weather  28°C, Wind SE at 21 km/h, 72% Humidity

Stanwell is a town and rural locality in the Rockhampton Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2011 census, Stanwell had a population of 303 people.

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Map of Stanwell QLD 4702, Australia

Geography

Stanwell is located on the Capricorn Highway and the Central Western railway line. Neerkol Creek flows past the town.

History

Early settlers in the Stanwell area were involved in dairying, quarrying or working for the railways.

Stanwell State School opened on 7 November 1873.

A postal receiving office opened in about 1874; a post office opened on 1 October 1880.

In 1893, a quarry leased by Bishop John Cani was used to provide sandstone for the construction of St Josephs Roman Catholic Cathedral in Rockhampton.

An honour board was erected in the School of Arts Hall to honour those who served in World War I and World War II.

Construction of the Stanwell Power Station commenced in 1993 and it became operational in 1996.

Economy

The Stanwell Power Station is located in Stanwell. It is located on 1,600 hectares (4,000 acres) of land to the south-west of the town.

Education

Stanwell State School is a government primary (P-7) school located at 20 Teakle Street (23.484438°S 150.32029°E / -23.484438; 150.32029 (Stanwell State School)). In 2012, the school had an enrolment of 38 students with 3 teachers (2.5 full-time equivalent). The school motto is 'Study, service, sincerity'.

References

Stanwell, Queensland Wikipedia


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