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Peak Crossing
Queensland
Ipswich Boonah Road at Peak Crossing.jpg
Ipswich Boonah Road, 2015
Population: 768
Postcode: 4306
Location: 20 km (12 mi) S of Ipswich
LGA: Logan City, Scenic Rim Region
State District: Lockyer
Federal Division: Blair, Wright
Suburbs around Peak Crossing:
Mutdapilly Purga
Goolman
South Ripley
Mutdapilly Peak Crossing Lyons
Harrisville Limestone Ridges
Washpool
Undullah

Peak Crossing is a locality split between the City of Ipswich and the Scenic Rim Region of Queensland, Australia. In the 2011 census, Peak Crossing had a population of 768 people.

Geography

Flinders Peak
Flinders Peak, 2015

Peak Crossing is located 20 kilometres (12 mi) south of Ipswich. The town is surrounded by farming land, mostly small cropping. The western boundary is marked by the east branch of Warrill Creek, a tributary of the Bremer River. Just upstream from where the road joining Peak Crossing with Mutdapilly crosses Warrill Creek is the Churchbank Weir.

The eastern parts of Peak Crossing are dominated by the naturally vegetated central peaks of the Teviot Range. These include Mount Goolman, Ivorys Rock, Mount Blaine and Flinders Peak. Also located here is the Flinders Peak Conservation Park and sections of the Flinders-Goolman Conservation Estate. These parks are used for bushwalking, horse riding, mountain bike riding and camping.

History

Peak Crossing Public Hall
Peak Crossing Public Hall, 2015

The name Peak Crossing refers to a mountain and a once important road crossing. The mountain Flinders Peak is to the east of the township, named in honour of the explorer Matthew Flinders. The road crossing is the intersection of the Ipswich-Boonah Road and the Old Warwick Road (which connected Ipswich to the local towns Boonah and Warwick respectively), which is adjacent to Purga Creek. Today, these roads are of less importance as the Cunningham Highway (approx 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) west of Peak Crossing) carries most of the traffic to these destinations.

Purga Creek School opened on 4 September 1871. It was renamed Peak Mountain State School before 1875. In the early 1920s it was renamed Peak Crossing State School.

Peak Crossing Post Office opened on 2 January 1886 (a receiving office had been open from 1885.

Heritage listings

Flinders Uniting Church Peak Crossing
Flinders Uniting Church, 2015

Peak Crossing has the following heritage-listed sites:

  • 33-35 Fassifern Street: Peak Crossing Public Hall
  • 93 Flinders Street: Flinders Uniting Church

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