Chambers Flat


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The original pastoral leases in the upper Logan district were issued from the early 1840s. These were issued outside the 50-mile radius of the Brisbane township, and were each 20 square miles. In 1848, John Chambers took up three adjoining lots in the region now known as Chambers Flat.

Residents of the Chambers Flat area established a school in the home of John Garsden in 1872. This was a short-lived venture and a provisional school was established in Stockleigh from 1873. The school was built for the children of families on both sides of the river. In 1877, a new school building was constructed.

Another school building at Stockleigh was constructed by Mr Leitzow in 1899. At the same time, residents of Chambers Flat sought to have a school on their side of the river. In June 1890, a provisional school was opened, attended by children from the Holloway, Hayes, Marks, Carter, Robinson, Miller and Lowenthal families. The school was situated in Holloway Road, near the corner with Chambers Flat Road. At that time, Holloway Road was known as Browns Plains Road and was linked by Lowenthal Road up towards the current Trulson Road. The school closed in 1921.