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Glamorgan Vale
Queensland
Population 560 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4306
Location
LGA(s) Somerset Region
State electorate(s) Ipswich West
Federal Division(s)
Localities around Glamorgan Vale:
Lowood Vernor Fairney View
Wanora
Tarampa Glamorgan Vale Borallon
Pine Mountain
Lark Hill Haigslea
Marburg
Ironbark

Glamorgan Vale is a township and rural locality in Queensland, Australia. The town is in the Lockyer Valley and in the Somerset Region local government area, 57 kilometres (35 mi) west of the state capital, Brisbane. In 2011, its population was 560.

The township itself is prone to flooding in times of extreme weather events as it borders the Black Snake Creek a tributary of the Brisbane River. Exploratory mining was conducted in the area in the early 2000s for natural gas which was unsuccessful. The area was designated for new housing growth in the 2016 draft release of the South East Queensland Regional Plan.

History

Game of rounders on Christmas Day at Baroona, Glamorgan Vale, 1913
Game of rounders, 1913

Glamorgan Vale Post Office opened on 1 January 1872 and closed in 1972. Thomas Pratt from Somerset, England was the first postmaster.

Pratt also had the licence for the Glamorgan hotel from 1880 to 1895 and again from 1898 to 1899. He and his family settled in Ipswich, naming their home Glamorganvale. The Hotel was redeveloped and now operates as the Bottletree Hotel.

Amenities

Glamorgan Vale State School celebrated its 140th anniversary in 2015. The school originally had a principal's house next door which was demolished and turned into a sports field. There is a heritage church across from the school which is now private property. Down from the school, there is community hall, tennis court and public park. Glamorgan Vale is also the home to a cemetery, private airfield, pet motel and the Glamorgan Vale Water Board. There is a scenic country road through the mountains on route from Glamorgan Vale to Lowood, a neighbouring township.

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