Eagle Farm, Queensland
|Location||9 km (6 mi) from Brisbane|
|LGA(s)||City of Brisbane|
Eagle Farm is a largely industrial suburb of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia, situated around six kilometres from the Brisbane central business district. It is the former site of Eagle Farm Airport, Brisbane's main airport until the opening of the Brisbane Airport. Eagle Farm was also the site of the disused Eagle Farm railway station. The locality of Whinstanes is located in Eagle Farm.
Eagle Farm first appeared as a name in 1839, identifying a cultivation area in convict era Brisbane. Presumably, the name was derived from the presence of wedge-tailed eagles in the area. The Eagle Farm Women’s Prison and Factory, a Queensland Heritage registered site since 1990, was opened in 1829 in an attempt to separate male and female prisoners and, by 1836, was home to 40 female convicts. Despite additional fortifications, rendezvous between prisoners still occurred and by July 1839 the prison was closed.
Eagle Farm has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- 116 Lamington Avenue: Allison Testing Stands (former)
- 116 Lamington Avenue: Eagle Farm Women's Prison and Factory Site
- 116 Lamington Avenue: Second World War Hangar No. 7
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Eagle Farm (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 October 2013.
- Eagle Farm, place name details
- Eagle Farm Women’s Prison and Factory
- "Allison Testing Stands (former) (entry 17144)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
- "Eagle Farm Women's Prison and Factory Site (entry 14961)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
- "Second World War Hangar No. 7 (entry 15782)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
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- University of Queensland: Queensland Places: Eagle Farm
- "Eagle Farm". BRISbites. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 20 July 2008.
- "Eagle Farm". Our Brisbane. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 12 February 2008.
- Queensland Turf Club
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