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Hatton Vale
Queensland
Apostolic Church of Queensland - Hatton Vale Cathedral2.jpg
Hatton Vale Apostolic Church cathedral
Population 1,138 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4341
Location
LGA(s) Lockyer Valley Region
State electorate(s) Lockyer
Federal Division(s) Wright

Hatton Vale is a rural locality in south east Queensland, Australia. The locality is in the Lockyer Valley Region local government area and on the Warrego Highway, 72 kilometres (45 mi) west of the state capital Brisbane and 36 kilometres (22 mi) west of the regional centre of Ipswich. At the 2011 census, Hatton Vale and the surrounding area had a population of 1,138.

The locality hosts the headquarters of the Apostolic Church of Queensland along with a 1,200 seat church. Other facilities in the locality include "local shopping, the Hatton Vale Golf Club (a 11 hole golf par 70.course and recreation club), a community church (additional to the Apostolic cathedral) and a primary school with several hundred pupils."

History

Hatton Vale, originally known as "Tarampa Woolshed" was settled by German migrants in the 1870s as part of a closer settlement arrangement. The migrants established a Lutheran church in 1881 and an Apostolic church in 1889. The missionary Friedrich Niemeyer established Hatton Vale as a centre for the Apostolic church in Queensland. A school was established in 1881

Hatton Vale Post Office opened by 1903 (a receiving office had been open from 1881, known as Woolshed Creek until 1889) and closed in 1974.

The locality remained overwhelmingly German in character. A survey in 1902 identified 90% of the farmers in the area had German surnames and this was still the case in 1949. The Hatton Vale cathedral of the Apostolic Church of Queensland was built in 1950.

Since 1990, Hatton Vale has seen significant residential development and become a dormitory suburb for nearby urban centres.

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