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Mount Barney
Queensland
Mt Barney over the fog from Lillydale - panoramio.jpg
Looking across the farmland to Mount Barney, 2013
Postcode: 4287
Location: 120 km (75 mi) SSW of Brisbane
LGA: Scenic Rim Region
State District: Beaudesert
Federal Division: Wright
Suburbs around Mount Barney:
Burnett Creek Maroon Barney View
Burnett Creek Mount Barney Palen Creek
New South Wales Mount Lindesay Palen Creek

Mount Barney is a locality within the Scenic Rim Region, Queensland, Australia.

Geography

Track on farmland at the foot of Mount Barney in Queensland, circa 1952
Track on farmland at the foot of Mount Barney, circa 1952

The locality takes its name from the mountain of the same name which occupies most of the western side of the locality, is part of the Mount Barney National Park and is undeveloped bushland. Farm land lies in a valley of the Logan River in the eastern part of the locality which separates the mountain Mount Barney from Mount Gillies in the very east of the locality. There are crops and grazing in the valley.

History

StateLibQld 2 297119 Mount Barney State School children with teacher Miss Bedelia Brennan, 1901
Mount Barney State School children with teacher Miss Bedelia Brennan, 1901

The Thulumbah Provisional School opened in 1901 and became Thulumbah State School on 1 January 1909. In 1916 it was renamed Mount Barney State School. The school closed in 1962.

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