Ambrose, Queensland facts for kids
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Ambrose State School
|Population||218 (2016 census)|
|• Density||3.455/km2 (8.95/sq mi)|
|Area||63.1 km2 (24.4 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|Location||35 km (22 mi) W of Gladstone|
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.
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.
Ambrose State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 39 Gentle Annie Road (). 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).
Notable people from or having lived in Ambrose include:
- Clifford Harry Thompson, geomorphologist and CSIRO principal research scientist
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