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Stanwell
Queensland
Railway bridge across Neerkol Creek near Stanwell.jpg
Railway bridge across Neerkol Creek near Stanwell
Population 303 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4702
Location
LGA(s) Rockhampton Region
State electorate(s) Mirani
Federal Division(s) Flynn
Suburbs around Stanwell:
Kalapa Dalma Nine Mile
Bushley Stanwell Kabra
Bouldercombe
Boulder Creek Boulder Creek The Mine

Stanwell is a town and rural locality in the Rockhampton Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2011 census, Stanwell had a population of 303 people.

Geography

Stanwell is located on the Capricorn Highway and the Central Western railway line. Neerkol Creek flows past the town.

History

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.

An honour board was erected in the School of Arts Hall to honour those who served in World War I and World War II.

Construction of the Stanwell Power Station commenced in 1993 and it became operational in 1996.

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