Banks Creek, Queensland

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Banks Creek
Queensland
England Creek Banks Creek Road Banks Creek.jpg
England Creek Banks Creek Road, 2014
Postcode(s) 4306
Location
  • 35 km (22 mi) SE of Esk
  • 29 km (18 mi) NW of Brisbane
LGA(s)
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Banks Creek:
England Creek England Creek Mount Nebo
England Creek Banks Creek Lake Manchester
Fernvale Lake Manchester Lake Manchester

Banks Creek is a rural locality split between the City of Brisbane and Somerset Region in Queensland, Australia.[1][2] The locality is also split for the purposes of state and federal elections.

Geography[edit]

Savages Crossing, 2014

The locality takes its name from the creek of the name name which flows though the locality into the Brisbane River at Savages Crossing (27°26′38″S 152°40′13″E / 27.44385°S 152.67032°E / -27.44385; 152.67032 (Savages Crossing)), where Banks Creek Road has a bridge over the Brisbane River. Banks Creek Road is the main route through the locality.

The Brisbane River forms the south-western boundary of the locality.

History[edit]

A sawmill was built in the district in 1911.[3]

In 1927, flooding of the Brisbane River cut a deep channel in the river where Banks Creek Road crossed the river. A low-level bridge was built by Mr Davidson, junior, to enable traffic to cross.[4]

In the 1930s, Banks Creek became known for its high-quality Cavendish bananas.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Banks Creek (Brisbane) (entry 41381)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Banks Creek (Somerset) (entry 44834)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Local Government.". Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 - 1954) (Ipswich) (Qld.: National Library of Australia). 12 June 1911. p. 6 Edition: daily. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "DALBY.". The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) (Qld.: National Library of Australia). 26 July 1927. p. 8. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "FERNVALE BANANAS.". Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 - 1954) (Ipswich) (Qld.: National Library of Australia). 24 December 1935. p. 6 Edition: DAILY. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "FERNVALE.". Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 - 1954) (Ipswich) (Qld.: National Library of Australia). 28 March 1940. p. 2 Edition: DAILY. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Banks Creek, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 27°23′S 152°45′E / 27.383°S 152.750°E / -27.383; 152.750