Kingsthorpe, a rural town, is midway between Toowoomba and Oakey. It is situated in an area settled as the Gowrie pastoral run (1841), which was acquired by George King in 1857. In 1867 the western railway line was extended from Toowoomba through Gowrie, and some of the area was set aside for closer-settlement.

Further Reading: 

Diana Beal, The making of Rosalie: a history of the development of the modern landscape of the Darling Downs portion of Rosalie Shire from the 1840s, Toowoomba, Land Use Study Centre, University of Southern Queensland, 1993

Diana Beal, Rosalie Shire Council: the first one hundred years, 1879-1979, the Council, 1979


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