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Ambrose
Queensland
Ambrose State School, 39 Gentle Annie Road, Ambrose, 2014.JPG
Ambrose State School, 2014
Ambrose is located in Queensland
Ambrose
Ambrose
Location in Queensland
Population 218 (2016 census)
 • Density 3.455/km2 (8.95/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4695
Area 63.1 km2 (24.4 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s) Gladstone Region
State electorate(s) Gladstone
Federal Division(s) Flynn
Localities around Ambrose:
Raglan Raglan Darts Creek
Raglan Ambrose Mount Larcom
Raglan Bracewell Machine Creek

Ambrose is a rural town and locality in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, the locality of Ambrose had a population of 218 people.

History

The town is named after Henry Gilbert Ambrose (1876—1950), an early settler in the area.

Ambrose Provisional School opened in December 1913 with 12 students, becoming a State School on 1 December 1914. It celebrates its centenary in 2014.

Ambrose Post Office opened on 1 November 1915 (a receiving office had been open since 1910) and closed in 1977.

Geography

Rural scenery, Gentle Annie Road, Ambrose, 2014
Rural scenery, Ambrose, 2014

The Bruce Highway and railway pass through the northern part of the locality; the town centre is close to both. Most of the land is in the locality is used for grazing cattle.

Education

Ambrose State School, circa 2022
Ambrose State School, circa 2022

Ambrose State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 39 Gentle Annie Road (23°47′11″S 150°55′18″E / 23.7864°S 150.9218°E / -23.7864; 150.9218 (Ambrose State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 84 students with 6 teachers (5 full-time equivalent) and 7 non-teaching staff (4 full-time equivalent). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 75 students with 6 teachers (5 full-time equivalent) and 7 non-teaching staff (4 full-time equivalent).

There are no secondary schools in Ambrose. The nearest government secondary school is Mount Larcom State School (to Year 10) in neighbouring Mount Larcom to the east. For secondary schooling to Year 12, the nearest government secondary school in Gladstone State High School in West Gladstone to the south-east.

Notable people

Notable people from or having lived in Ambrose include:

  • Clifford Harry Thompson, geomorphologist and CSIRO principal research scientist
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