Gilston, Queensland facts for kids
City of Gold Coast, Queensland
Gilston Public Hall, 2016
|Population||1,449 (2011 census)|
|LGA(s)||City of Gold Coast|
The western boundary of the suburb is marked by the Nerang River.
Settlement began in the 1860s with dairying and timber being the main industries. Mr Bryant, a local storekeeper, named the district Gilston after Gilston in England.
Nerang Upper Provisional School opened on 1 June 1881. In 1903, it became Gilston Provisional School. In 1908 it became Gilston State School. The school was on Gilston Road until 1985 when increasing enrolments resulted in a new school campus being constructed in Worongary Street. In 1996, funds were raised to relocate the original school building onto the new campus.
The first telephone office opened in March 1923.
After engaged in fundraising since March 1930, the Gilson Hall was finally opened on Friday 16 June 1933 by Thomas Plunkett, junior, Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for the Albert. The hall was erected on the site of the old Lutheran church on Gilstone Road and was 60 by 30 feet (18.3 m × 9.1 m) with a stage and dressing rooms.
Gilson has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Colliston, 926 Gilston Road: H2 Hinde Tree
Gilston Public Hall is located at Gilston Road beside Gilston Hall Park (). It is used by a number of community groups. The Gold Coast mobile library service visits this location every fortnight.
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