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Blanchview
Queensland
Blanchview is located in Queensland
Blanchview
Blanchview
Coordinates 27°34′36″S 152°01′51″E / 27.5766°S 152.0308°E / -27.5766; 152.0308 (Blanchview (centre of locality))Coordinates: 27°34′36″S 152°01′51″E / 27.5766°S 152.0308°E / -27.5766; 152.0308 (Blanchview (centre of locality))
Population 191 (2016 census)
 • Density 10.55/km2 (27.3/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4352
Area 18.1 km2 (7.0 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Lockyer Valley Region
State electorate(s) Lockyer
Federal Division(s) Wright
Suburbs around Blanchview:
Wittcott Postmans Ridge Helidon Spa
Rangeville Blanchview Derrymore
Rangeville Silver Ridge Silver Ridge

Blanchview is a rural locality in the Lockyer Valley Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census Blanchview had a population of 191 people.

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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