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Dalveen
Queensland
Mob of black sheep, Braeside, 1894.JPG
Mob of black sheep, Braeside Homestead, 1894
Population: 346
Postcode: 4374
Area: 461.2 km² (178.1 sq mi)
Time zone: AEST (UTC+10)
Location:
LGA: Southern Downs Region
Federal Division: Maranoa
Localities around Dalveen:
Palgrave The Glen Silverwood
Palgrave Dalveen Cherry Gully
Passchendaele
Pozieres
Fleurbaix
Cottonvale
New South Wales

Dalveen is a small rural town in the Southern Downs Region, Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 census the town recorded a population of 346.

History

Saint Barnabas Anglican Church, Dalveen, Queensland, 2015
Saint Barnabas Anglican Church, 2015

The name Dalveen derives from locality name given by settler John Flint, who named it after a pass in Lanark, Scotland.

Stanthorpe Road Provisional School opened on 12 August 1878. In 1879 it was renamed North Maryland Provisional School. In 1892 it was renamed Dalveen State School on 18 January 1892.

Cherry Gully Post Office opened on 1 January 1880 and was replaced by Dalveen Post Office in 1881.

St Barnabas Anglican Church was built in 1903.

Heritage listings

Dalveen has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

  • 28 Crystal Mountain Road: Braeside Homestead
  • Warwick-to-Wallangarra railway line: Dalveen Tunnel

Facilities

Dalveen Public Hall, 2015
Dalveen Public Hall, 2015
Dalveen State School, 2015
Dalveen State School, 2015

St Barnabas Anglican Church holds a service on the 4th Sunday of each month.

The Dalveen public hall and Dalveen State School are both in Pine Crescent.

Transport

Railway bridge on the Southern line over Old Stanthorpe Road at Cherry Gully, Dalveen, Queensland, 2015
Railway bridge on the Southern line over Old Stanthorpe Road at Cherry Gully, 2015

The New England Highway passes north-south through Dalveen.

The Southern railway line passes through Dalveen; the hilly terrain necessitated two tunnels known as the Dalveen Tunnel and the Cherry Gully Tunnel and a rail bridge over Old Stanthorpe Road. The line is no longer in active service.


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