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Government

Below is information about the services provided by the Australian Government to support the Pikedale Soldier Settlement Scheme. 

Surveyors camp

The first people to survey the site

The surveyor’s camp, near the water reservoir  was set up for the surveyors who came to Amiens to survey soldier settlement blocks included in the Pikedale Soldier Settlement Scheme.

Post office

The first Amiens post office

The first Post Office, managed by Mr Tom Trevethan, was a rubberoid building located across the road and a little east of the second post office at the corner of Post Office La and Amiens Rd.

The Pikedale Provisional Settlement School

The first school

The Pikedale Provisional Soldier Settlement School was initially built near the men’s quarters. By Jan 1920, this new building was built on the current school site, and in Nov 1920 named the Amiens State School. This school is still in active service today with a school population of over 70 pupils.

The Government offices

Land's office

This building housed the gov’t offices that formed the administration centre for the Pikedale Soldier Settlement Scheme. Later the new post office was built on its northern side.

 

Bush Nursing Association

Bush nurses office

The Bush Nursing Association opened in Amiens in Oct, 1920 from a share in £15,000 donated to Qld from the British Red Cross with the suggestion that returned soldiers benefit.

 

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