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Blanchview
Queensland
Population 229 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4350
State electorate(s) Lockyer
Federal Division(s) Wright
Suburbs around Blanchview:
Wittcott Wittcott
Postmans Ridge
Helidon Spa
Wittcott
Rangeville
Blanchview Derrymore
Rangeville Silver Ridge Silver Ridge

Blanchview is a locality in the Lockyer Valley Region, Queensland, Australia. It had a population of 229 in 2011 census.

The southern half of Blanchview features two mountains. In the west the elevations rise to 600 metres surrounding the peak of Mount Tabletop which is located in the adjacent suburb of Rangeville. Across a narrow valley to the east, Mount Davidson rises to similar heights. The steep slopes of both mountains have remained naturally vegetated.

History

The name Blanchview is a manufactured name, derived from the name of land owner Ernest Blanchard. 5km South of Withcott, it was previously known as Monkey Waterholes. However, his son, John "Colin" Blanchard, told of a Toowoomba town councillor in early 1900s suggesting the name Blanchview when visiting the Blanchard farm house that was between the school and the Presbyterian church, both on land donated by Ernest.

Monkey Waterholes Provisional School opened on 7 July 1890. It became Monkey Waterholes State School in 1909 and was renamed Blanch View State School in 1913. The Blanchview State School closed in 1965.

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