Roadvale is a rural village in the Fassifern Valley district, 10 km north of Boonah and 35 km south of Ipswich. When the railway was extended from Harrisville to Boonah in 1887 the station was built at the junction of a road and the line – hence 'Roadvale'. The Fassifern Valley became fairly intensively farmed. The Roadvale primary school was opened in 1889, a post office opened in 1891, and by 1902 the post office directory recorded a branch of the Lowood creamery, two stores and nearly 50 farmers.

Further Reading: 

C.K. Pfeffer, The Fassifern story: a history of Boonah Shire and surroundings to 1989, Boonah Shire Council, 1991

Roadvale State School centenary 1889-1989, Roadvale State School Centenary Committee, 1989


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