Coalstoun Lakes National Park
|Coalstoun Lakes National Park|
|Coordinates||25°35′52″S 151°54′32″E / 25.59778°S 151.90889°E|
|Area||26 ha (64 acres)|
|Managing authorities||Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service|
|See also||Protected areas of Queensland|
Coalstoun Lakes is a national park in Queensland, Australia, 236 km (147 mi) northwest of Brisbane. It features a volcano, Mount Le Brun, which has two craters that contain intermittent crater lakes. Mount Le Brun is one of the youngest volcanic formations in Australia, although it was formed more than 600,000 years ago. Coalstoun Lakes is Queensland's smallest national park.
The average elevation of the terrain is 277 metres (909 ft).
The lakes were named by local pioneer, Nugent Wade Brown, in 1894. There are various theories as to the origin of the name.
- One is that Coalstoun is the corruption of an Aboriginal word Goanalganai.
- Another theory is that the name 'Coalstoun' is a corruption of the word 'Colstoun'. Nugent Wade Brown's father, John Brown (1787–1860), emigrated to the Colony of New South Wales and established a property named Colstoun near what is now Gresford in the Hunter Valley in 1838.
- Colstoun was the ancestral home of the Brown family in Scotland. Colstoun is located south of Edinburgh and remains in the Brown family. According to Queensland Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing "The lakes were named after Coalstoun in Scotland by Wade Brun, manager of nearby Ban Ban Station." There is no doubt that Nugent Wade Brown and Wade Brun were the same person. His wife, Margaret Campbell-Antill, was an aunt of Major-General John Macquarie Antill CB CMG.
- ^ Department of Environment and Science (6 June 2011). "Coalstoun Lakes National Park". Parks and forests | Department of Environment and Science, Queensland. Queensland Government. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
- ^ "Coalstoun Lakes topographic map, elevation, relief". topographic-map.com. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
- ^ "QUEENSLAND ROYAL SOCIETY,". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 17 March 1894. p. 6. Archived from the original on 5 September 2020. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
- ^ "Coalstoun Lakes – town in North Burnett Region (entry 7541)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
- ^ "Coalstoun Lakes – locality in North Burnett Region (entry 50095)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
- ^ "Brown, John (1787–1860)". Obituaries Australia. 2012. Archived from the original on 5 December 2019. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
- ^ "Colstoun". Colstoun House, Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland. 2018. Archived from the original on 13 October 2019. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
Colstoun is also the Ancestral Home of the Broun Family.
- ^ "Coalstoun Lakes National Park - About Coalstoun Lakes". Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing. Queensland Government. Archived from the original on 1 April 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
- ^ "Brown, Nugent Wade (1841–1919)". Obituaries Australia. 14 July 1919. Archived from the original on 29 August 2019. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
- ^ "Margaret Cambell-Antill". Geneanet. Renaud BROWN de COLSTOUN. Archived from the original on 5 September 2020. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
- Coalstoun Lakes National Park, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Accessed 6 September 2012.