Kingston, an inner suburb of Logan City, immediately south east of Logan Central, is 22 km -south-east of central Brisbane. It was named in 1890 after Charles Kingston who, in 1871, took up 200 acres in the area then known as Scrubby Creek, a tributary of the Logan River and flowing south of Kingston. Both Scrubby Creek and nearby Slacks Creeks supplied an abundance of water for dairying and they, along with the Beenleigh railway line (1885), provided the means for a vigorous dairy industry and butter factory.

Further Reading: 

Robyn Buchanan, Logan: rich in history, young in spirit, Logan, Logan City Council, 1999

Kingston State School 75th anniversary booklet, Kingston, Kingston State School, 1987

Mayes Cottage House Museum information booklet, Logan, Logan City Council, 1999


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