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Harristown
ToowoombaQueensland
Concordia College Administration Centre (1992) - previously Redlands.jpg
Redlands, now Concordia Lutheran College Administration Centre, 1992
Harristown is located in Queensland
Harristown
Harristown
Coordinates 27°34′40″S 151°55′34″E / 27.5777°S 151.9261°E / -27.5777; 151.9261Coordinates: 27°34′40″S 151°55′34″E / 27.5777°S 151.9261°E / -27.5777; 151.9261
Population 8,555 (2016 census)
 • Density 1,188/km2 (3,080/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4350
Area 7.2 km2 (2.8 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 4 km (2 mi) SW of Toowoomba
LGA(s) Toowoomba Region
State electorate(s) Toowoomba South
Federal Division(s) Groom
Suburbs around Harristown:
Glenvale Newtown Toowoomba City
Glenvale Harristown South Toowoomba
Drayton Darling Heights Kearneys Spring

Harristown is a residential locality in Toowoomba in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Harristown had a population of 8,555 people.

History

The suburb was officially named in 1981, and is believed to honour George Harris (1831–1891), a Brisbane businessman. Originally in the Shire of Drayton, the suburb was first opened as the Harristown Estate in 1902, and in 1911, Harristown State School opened. From 1915 until 1993, the suburb had a functioning railway station on the Toowoomba–Wyreema line. After World War II, the area boomed.

Heritage listings

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

Features

Education

Harristown State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 332 South Street (27°34′31″S 151°56′02″E / 27.5752°S 151.9339°E / -27.5752; 151.9339 (Harristown State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 397 students with 34 teachers (28 full-time equivalent) and 32 non-teaching staff (21 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

Harristown State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 341-367 South Street (27°34′29″S 151°55′54″E / 27.5746°S 151.9317°E / -27.5746; 151.9317 (Harristown State High School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1,661 students with 142 teachers (130 full-time equivalent) and 57 non-teaching staff (46 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program and an Intensive English program.

St Anthony's School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 9 Memory Street (27°34′24″S 151°56′08″E / 27.5732°S 151.9356°E / -27.5732; 151.9356 (St Anthony's School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 244 students with 18 teachers (14 full-time equivalent) and 11 non-teaching staff (7 full-time equivalent).

Concordia Lutheran College is a private primary (Prep-6) campus of Concordia Lutheran College for boys and girls at 67 Warwick Street (27°34′32″S 151°55′39″E / 27.5755°S 151.9276°E / -27.5755; 151.9276 (Concordia Lutheran College)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 644 students with 68 teachers (48 full-time equivalent) and 75 non-teaching staff (45 full-time equivalent).

Concordia Lutheran College is a private secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 154 Stephen Street (27°34′24″S 151°55′48″E / 27.5732°S 151.9299°E / -27.5732; 151.9299 (Concordia Lutheran College)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 644 students with 68 teachers (48 full-time equivalent) and 75 non-teaching staff (45 full-time equivalent).

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