Annerley, Queensland

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Annerley
BrisbaneQueensland
Ipswich Rd at Annerley Junction, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 090617.JPG
Ipswich Road near the junction of Annerley Road
Population 10,664 (2011)[1]
 • Density 3,810/km2 (9,860/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4103
Area 2.8 km2 (1.1 sq mi)
Location 6 km (4 mi) from Brisbane CBD
LGA(s) City of Brisbane,
Dutton Park Ward
State electorate(s) South Brisbane, Yeerongpilly
Federal Division(s) Griffith, Moreton
Suburbs around Annerley:
Dutton Park Woolloongabba Greenslopes
Fairfield Annerley Greenslopes
Yeronga Moorooka Tarragindi

Annerley is a suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[2] Annerley is located 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) south of the Brisbane CBD. It was named after a town in England.

Geography[edit]

Junction of Ipswich and Annerley Roads c.1915
Aerial view of Annerley c.1934

Much of the suburb is elevated, lying on a ridge that gives views of the city. For many years it was a somewhat rundown suburb, particularly close to main roads and with a lot of social housing, but with gentrification and the rise in the cost of housing, many of the original 'Queenslanders' have been restored to their former glory, giving the suburb an eclectic mix of residences for all socio-economic levels.

The suburb is of medium population density with many apartment blocks, guest houses and fast-food outlets. The major road in the suburb is Ipswich Road, one of Brisbane's main southerly traffic arteries. Until 13 April 1969 the suburb was served by electric trams, which ran along Ipswich Road.

The area where Ipswich Road intersects with Annerley Road (formerly Boggo Road) is commonly known as Annerley Junction which in turn gave its name to the local state primary school Junction Park State School.

History[edit]

The area was originally used for dairy farms. In 1866, the Junction Hotel was opened on the triangular corner of Ipswich Road and Boggo Road (now Annerley Road).[3]

Annerley was the seat of the Shire of Stephens. The shire offices were located on Ipswich Road between Victoria Terrace and Junction Terrace.[4]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Annerley is 10,664, 50.2% female and 49.8% male.

The median/average age of the Annerley population is 32 years of age, 5 years below the Australian average.

62.1% of people living in Annerley were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were India 3.6%, New Zealand 3.5%, England 3%, China 1.6%, Vietnam 1.5%.

70.1% of people speak English as their first language 2.2% Mandarin, 2% Greek, 1.8% Vietnamese, 1.2% Malayalam, 1.2% Cantonese.

Events[edit]

Annerley Junction Christmas Fair 2013

Annerley Junction now hosts a number of yearly events which are organised by the Annerley Junction Traders' Association. The first Christmas event "Junction Fair" was first hosted on 8 December 2012. The first "Junction Jumble Sale" was held on 22 June 2012. Both events were more successful than expected and Junction Fair was rebranded as the "Annerley Junction Christmas Fair" and was held on 7 December 2013.

Schools[edit]

Heritage listings[edit]

There are a number of heritage-listed sites in Annerley, including:

  • 260 Annerley Road: Hefferan Park Air Raid Shelter[5]
  • 158 Dudley Street: Annerley Army Reserve Depot (former)[6]
  • 413 Ipswich Road: Tram substation (part of the infrastructure of Brisbane's former tramways, now used as a hotel restaurant)[7]
  • 413 Ipswich Road: Fig tree (the sole survivor of an avenue of fig trees planted on Ipswich Road in Annerley between 1911 and 1955)[8]
  • 444 Ipswich Road: Police Station (built in 1925 and still in use as a police station)[9][10]
  • 448 Ipswich Road: Annerley Library & Community Centre (designed in 1956 by architect James Birrell)[11]
  • 616 Ipswich Road: Mary Immaculate Catholic Church (a notable city landmark due to its prominent position its imposing interwar Gothic architecture)[12]
  • 770 Ipswich Road: Shops [13]

In addition there are many period homes, which, although not heritage-listed, contribute to the aesthetics of the suburb, including:

  • 607 Ipswich Road: [14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ABS Statistics
  2. ^ "Annerley (entry 43065)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Annerley". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Stephens Shire". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Hefferan Park Air Raid Shelter (entry 15967)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  6. ^ "Annerley Army Reserve Depot (former) (entry 17029)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  7. ^ "Tram substation (former)". Brisbane Heritage Register. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Fig tree)". Brisbane Heritage Register. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Police Station)". Brisbane Heritage Register. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "Annerley Station". Queensland Police Service. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "Annerley Library & Community Centre". Brisbane Heritage Register. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "Mary Immaculate Catholic Church". Brisbane Heritage Register. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Shops, 770 Ipswich Road". Brisbane Heritage Register. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  14. ^ http://www.couriermail.com.au/questnews/slice-of-brisbane-history-in-annerley/story-fn8zbrim-1226333432500 Rockmont House

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