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Clifton
Queensland
Old Clifton Dairy.jpg
Old Clifton Butter Factory, 2007
Population: 1,375
Postcode: 4361
Location:
LGA: Toowoomba Region
State District: Condamine
Federal Division: Maranoa

Clifton is a town in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia. The lands around the town was first settled by Europeans in 1840. At the 2011 census, Clifton had a population of 1,375. The town is situated just west of the New England Highway, about 50 kilometres (31 mi) south of Toowoomba and 150 kilometres (93 mi) west of Brisbane.

Bange's Airfield, six kilometres west of Clifton, is a centre for ultralight aircraft, and home to the Lone Eagle Flying School and the Darling Downs Sport Aircraft Association Inc. Boab trees are an important cultural heritage feature, particularly alongside the main street.

History

Clifton war memorial
Clifton war memorial, 2008

Clifton Post Office opened on 20 April 1869 (it was known as King's Creek for a short period in 1869).

The Clifton War Memorial is located on the corner of King and Edward Streets.

Facilities

The Clifton Library is operated by the Toowoomba Regional Council. The library is located on Meara Place and is open five days a week (Tuesday through Saturday).

Clifton Historical Museum is located in the old butter factory where there is a range of early agricultural tools and machinery on display. It is staffed by volunteers.

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