Applethorpe, Queensland facts for kids
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The Applethorpe Memorial Park
|Population||511 (2016 census)|
|• Density||10.942/km2 (28.34/sq mi)|
|Area||46.7 km2 (18.0 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|LGA(s)||Southern Downs Region|
|State electorate(s)||Southern Downs|
The area was originally called Roessler after an early German settler, but the name was changed to Applethorpe (reflecting the apple orchards in the district) in 1915, as part of the anti-German sentiment during World War I.
In 1910, the establishment of the Four Mile Stanthorpe School was given and the school was opened on 14 September 1911. However, from November 1911 to November 1916, it was called Roesseller State School. However, like the town itself, the school name was changed to Applethorpe State School due to the anti-German sentiment during World War 1.
Applethorpe Post Office opened around 1919 (a receiving office had been open since 1916) and closed in 1991.
During a cold snap in 2007, the town recorded a minimum temperature of −7.7 °C. In July 2010, Applethorpe recorded a minimum of 13.6 °C which was the highest minimum on record ever for that month.
The Applethorpe Memorial Park on Ann Street commemorates those who served in defence of Australia.
Applethorpe State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 25576 New England Highway (). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 38 students with 4 teachers (3 full-time equivalent) and 5 non-teaching staff (3 full-time equivalent).
Applethorpe is accessible by the New England Highway and the 'Fruit Run' Granite Tourist Drive. Crisps Coaches also runs regular services to Applethorpe from Brisbane, Toowoomba, and other cities in the area.
Despite the name, Stanthorpe Airport is on Aerodrome Road in Applethorpe (). It is a public airport operated by the Southern Downs Regional Council. There are no regular scheduled services to this airport.
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