Calamvale, a residential suburb, is 17 km south of central Brisbane. It was named after the Calam family whose homestead site is now occupied by the Calamvale Hotel. In the early 1970s James Calam was the district's oldest European resident, and his son was active in forming a local progress association and having a hall built.

In the mid-1960s Calamvale was an outlying part of Acacia Ridge, but the name had caught on with the hall, a bush fire brigade and a service station. Calamvale primary school was opened in 1955.


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