Blackstone, Queensland

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Blackstone
IpswichQueensland
Population 1,017 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 4304
Location
LGA(s) City of Ipswich
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Bundamba
Federal Division(s) Blair
Suburbs around Blackstone:
Silkstone Bundamba New Chum
Silkstone Blackstone New Chum
Raceview Swanbank Redbank Plains
Brynhyfryd mansion, Blackstone (demolished 1937)

Blackstone is a suburb of the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2]

History[edit]

The district was originally called Bundamba Creek but this caused confusion with nearby Bundamba, so the postmistress Mrs Orr proposed the name Blackstone, believed to be a place in Ireland.[2]

Blackstone State School opened on 17 January 1887 and closed on 31 December 2009.[3][4]

Heritage listings[edit]

Blackstone has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Blackstone (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Blackstone (entry 47394)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Agency ID4852, Blackstone State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "United Welsh Church, Blackstone (entry 15323)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-09. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°38′S 152°49′E / 27.633°S 152.817°E / -27.633; 152.817