Harlaxton, a residential and industrial suburb, is four km north of central Toowoomba. It was named after the heritage-listed Harlaxton House (c1870) in Munro Street, the summer residence of the Queensland Governor (1896-c1905). (Harlaxton is a village in South Lincolnshire, England.) The descending escarpment of the dividing range is a short distance east.

Further Reading: 

Paul McNally, ed, School ties: a history of private schooling in Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Darling Downs Institute Press, 1989


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