Stanwell, Queensland facts for kids
Railway bridge across Neerkol Creek near Stanwell
|Population||303 (2011 census)|
Stanwell is located on the Capricorn Highway and the Central Western railway line. Neerkol Creek flows past the town.
Early settlers in the Stanwell area were involved in dairying, quarrying or working for the railways.
Stanwell State School opened on 7 November 1873.
A postal receiving office opened in about 1874; a post office opened on 1 October 1880.
In 1893, a quarry leased by Bishop John Cani was used to provide sandstone for the construction of St Josephs Roman Catholic Cathedral in Rockhampton.
Construction of the Stanwell Power Station commenced in 1993 and it became operational in 1996.
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