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Mount Alford
Queensland
Mount Moon.jpg
Paddocks to the north east of Mount Moon
Population 344 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4310
Elevation 120 m (394 ft)
LGA(s) Scenic Rim Region
State electorate(s) Beaudesert
Federal Division(s) Wright
Localities around Mount Alford:
Moogerah Charlwood
Bunjurgen
Wallaces Creek
Moogerah Mount Alford Coochin
Moogerah Croftby Croftby

Mount Alford is a locality and town in the Scenic Rim Region of South East Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 Australian Census Mount Alford and the adjacent locality of Bunjurgen recorded a population of 344.

Geography

Teviot Brook passes just to the east of the town. Downstream is the Wyaralong Dam. Erosion along Blackrock Creek has prompted the Scenic Rim Regional Council and SEQ Catchments to implement on-farm infrastructure and land management practice changes to reduce sediment runoff and improve water quality. In the south west of the locality the land slopes upwards towards Mount Moon.

History

Mount Alford was previously known as Reckumpilla. It was renamed after Thomas Alford who managed Coochin Coochin station from 1868 onwards. A general store opened in the town in c1888 by August Anders. The building was rebuilt in 1913 upon sale by the Anders family. Mount Alford Primary school was built in 1888. A monument to those who served and who were killed in World War I was erected in 1918.

Heritage listings

Mount Alford has the following heritage-listed sites:

  • 889 Reckumpilla Street: Mount Alford School of Arts
  • 898 Reckumpilla Street: Mount Alford General Store

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