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Mount Gipps
Queensland
Mount Gipps on Macpherson Range Queensland 1928.tiff
Mount Gipps on McPherson Range, 1928
Postcode: 4285
Location:
  • 46 km (29 mi) S of Beaudesert
  • 104 km (65 mi) SW of Surfers Paradise
  • 114 km (71 mi) S of Brisbane
LGA: Scenic Rim Region
State District: Beaudesert
Federal Division: Wright
Suburbs around Mount Gipps:
Chinghee Creek Chinghee Creek Lamington
Running Creek Mount Gipps Southern Lamington
New South Wales New South Wales Southern Lamington

Mount Gipps is a locality in the Scenic Rim Region, Queensland, Australia. Mount Gipps is one end of the Queensland rabbit-proof fence.

Geography

Mount Gipps has high slopes to the south (including the mountain Mount Gipps) belonging to the McPherson Range and also in the north-east with a valley through the north-west and from west to east. Running Creek, a tributary of the Logan River, flows from east to west through the locality. Mount Gipps Road enters from Chinghee Creek in the north-west and follows through the valley. Although entirely freehold land, only the lower valley areas have been cleared and are used for grazing. The slopes have an extensive tree cover.

History

Mount Gipps Sawmill southern Queensland ca. 1925f
Mount Gipps Sawmill, ca. 1925
StateLibQld 1 151787 Workers from the Mount Gipps Sawmill in southern Queensland, ca. 1925
Workers from the Mount Gipps Sawmill, ca. 1925

In 1900, much of the land in the upper reaches of Running Creek was part of the rural property Telemon Crossing owned by A. Drynan.

There was a sawmill in Mount Gipps from at least 1920. It was located in the valley.

Mount Gipps State School was opened on 21 July 1920. It closed on 30 June 1954.

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