Applethorpe, Queensland facts for kids
The Applethorpe Memorial Park
|Population||748 (2006 census)|
|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.
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