Thornlands, a suburb in Redland City, is 25 km south-east of central Brisbane. Situated immediately south of Cleveland, it is thought that it was named after George Thorn (1806-1876) of Ipswich, the purchaser of several land allotments in 1851 soon after the Cleveland township was surveyed. Thorn's son, also George, was Premier of Queensland (1877).

Further Reading: 

T.F. Osmond, Thornlands State School 1910-1985, Thornlands, Thornlands State School, 1985


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