|Population:||12,562 (2006 census)|
|Elevation:||477 m (1,565 ft)|
|LGA:||Southern Downs Regional Council|
|State District:||Southern Downs|
Warwick is a town in Queensland, Australia, lying 130 km south-west of Brisbane. Inches redirects here To see the Les Savy Fav album see Inches. Queensland is a state of Australia, occupying the north-eastern corner of the mainland continent For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Brisbane ( is the state capital of Queensland. Brisbane is the third most populous city in Australia and the most populous city of Queensland It is the administrative centre of the Southern Downs Local Government Area. Southern Downs Regional Council is a Local Government Area in Queensland, Australia. Local Government Area (abbreviated LGA) is a term used in Australia (and especially by the Australian Bureau of Statistics) to refer to areas controlled In 2006 the town of Warwick itself had a population of 12,562, with a total population of 21,387 for the whole shire. 
The surrounding Darling Downs have fostered a strong agricultural industry for which Warwick, together with the larger city of Toowoomba, serve as convenient service centres. The Darling Downs is a Farming region on the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range in southern Queensland, Australia. Toowoomba (nicknamed 'The Garden City' is a City in South East Queensland, Australia. Warwick is situated on the Condamine River. The Condamine River, part of the Murray-Darling Basin, drains the northern portion of the Darling Downs, an area of sub-coastal southern Queensland, The Cunningham Highway and the New England Highway pass through the town. The Cunningham Highway is a National Highway in Queensland, Australia. See also New England Interstate Highways, a system of numbered highways in New England, USA, from 1922 to 1927 The town's current mayor is Ron Bellingham.
Patrick Leslie and his two brothers originally settled in the area as squatters, naming their run Canning Downs. Patrick Leslie ( September 25, 1815 &ndash August 12, 1881) was a Scottish Settler in Australia. In Australian history ' squatter' referred to those who occupied large tracts of Crown land in order to graze Livestock. Canning Downs was the first residential establishment built by a white person on the Darling Downs in Queensland, Australia. In 1847 the NSW government asked Patrick Leslie to select a site on his station for a township, which was to be called 'Cannington,' although the name 'Warwick' was eventually settled on. Year 1847 ( MDCCCXLVII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common Patrick Leslie ( September 25, 1815 &ndash August 12, 1881) was a Scottish Settler in Australia. Land sales were held in 1850, and the first allotment was bought by Patrick Leslie. In the Common law, real property (or realty) refers to one of the two main classes of Property, the other class being Personal property (  The telegraph to Brisbane was operating by 1861. The 1870s were boom years for this new town. In 1871 the railway reached Warwick, a brewery was built in 1873, then a cooperative flour mill and brickworks were completed during 1874. "Railroad" and "Railway" both redirect here For other uses see Railroad (disambiguation. A brewery is a dedicated building for the making of Beer, though beer can be made in the home and has been for much of beer's history
An event officially known as the Warwick Incident occurred on the 29 November 1917, which would lead to the formation of the Australian Commonwealth Police with the first commissioner for Commonwealth Police appointed eight days later. Events 1777 - San Jose California, is founded as el Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe Year 1917 ( MCMXVII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year The name Commonwealth Police was used by three separate policing organisations in Australia at various times in the 20th Century As Prime Minister William Morris Hughes was addressing a crowd at the Warwick railway station, a man in the crowd threw an egg dislodging the Prime Minister's hat. William Morris 'Billy' Hughes, CH, KC (25 September 1862 &ndash 28 October 1952 Australian politician was the seventh Prime Minister of Australia Hughes ordered his arrest but the Queensland State Police allegedly refused to carry out the order. The Queensland Police Service is the law enforcement agency responsible for policing the Australian state of Queensland.
Warwick is twinned with Camrose, Canada and also with Warwick, England. Camrose, a small Canadian city is situated in Central Alberta, amidst some of the richest farmland in the Prairies It is a relatively Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Warwick (ˈwɒrɪk worrick (silent w in middle is the County town of Warwickshire, England. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland
Newspapers in Warwick include the Warwick Daily News, the Free Weekly Trader and the Free Times.