Residents have until 6pm today to cast their vote, and can choose from:
‘Everleigh’ State School would represent the Everleigh Estate, the area in which the school is being built and where a large portion of students are likely to live.
‘Teviot’ State School would naturally represent Teviot Rd, once a main thoroughfare to the Logan River, and a vital one too – servicing the transport of timber and farm produce in the late 1800s. The name itself is Scottish, heralding the Scottish Settlers of the area and the original name for the area before it was named Greenbank.
Did you know?
…that North Maclean once had its own schools?
‘Teviot Junction’ Provisional School was the original name for the North Maclean site. Built in 1879, it was constructed by Isaac Nash with furniture made by John Edwards. The school was located on the north of Skerman Park on Teviot Road – John Edwards was the first teacher and his three children were amongst the first pupils. There was also a Provisional School on the north side of Maclean Bridge. Its building is currently being used as an office at Oasis Landscaping and Building Supplies. You can see it here.
The official Facebook page of the new school shares more valuable history.
‘Junction also reflects the area being a place of transition and crossover between the Traditional Owners of the land, the Jagera people of Yuggerah language group and neighbouring people of the Yugambea language group.’
It wasn’t long after ‘Teviot Junction’ that a new Greenbank school was requested, finally finished by volunteer labour in 1893. The new site drove demand away from the North Maclean school and after years of struggle it finally closed in 1912; the same year Greenbank School was declared a state school.
110 years later, North Maclean is once again set for a school – will it mark the return of ‘Teviot Junction’ State School, or will residents vote on a new name?
Don’t wait to cast your vote– the poll closes at 6pm today!