Hemmant, Queensland

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Hemmant
BrisbaneQueensland
Hemmant Canoe Ramp (6971742096).jpg
Canoe ramp at Fleming Road Park, Hemmant.
Population 2,594 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 4174[2]
Location 11 km (7 mi) east of Brisbane CBD[3]
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
State electorate(s) Lytton
Chatsworth
Federal Division(s) Bonner
Suburbs around Hemmant:
Eagle Farm Pinkenba Lytton
Murarrie Hemmant Wynnum West
Murarrie Tingalpa Tingalpa

Hemmant is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) east of the CBD located on the Brisbane River.[3]

History[edit]

The suburb of Hemmant was named after William Hemmant.
Sugar mills with South Sea Islander workers posing.

In 1858 the land of Hemmant area was sold for fruit, vegetable growing and farming in general. Early 1860s Sugar cane was farmed and mills were built to process the cane. Gibsons Clydesdale mill was well known as was a co-operative mill at Murarrie in 1872. Part of Hemmant was originally known as "Doughboy Creek" The whole district had been named after William Hemmant[4] a local parliamentarian in 1876. He was treasurer in the Macalister government and between 1873 and 1876 represented the Bulimba electorate.[3]

Population growth[edit]

Census Date Population
1911 292
1921 432
1947 614
1976 1,426
1991 1,579
2001 2,209
2006 2,680[5]
2011 2,594[1]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Hemmant is 2,594, 50.4% female and 49.6% male.

The median/average age of the Hemmant population is 34 years of age, 3 years below the Australian average.

74.9% of people living in Hemmant were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 8.2%, England 3.3%, Philippines 1.6%, Fiji 0.8%, China 0.5%.

88.4% of people speak English as their first language 0.8% Cantonese, 0.8% Hindi, 0.5% Tagalog, 0.5% Filipino, 0.5% Vietnamese.

Heritage listings[edit]

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

  • cnr Boonoo Street: Anning Monument (Boer War Memorial)[6]
  • 56 Hemmant-Tingalpa Road: Hemmant State School and Dumbarton[7]
  • 69 Hemmant Road: Hemmant Christian Community Church[8]
  • 241, 228 and 274 Fleming Road: 6 (390) Australian Anti-Aircraft Battery[9]

Schools[edit]

In 1864 a primary school was opened. The Hemmant State School closed down in 2010. At that time, it was Queenslands oldest continually operating school. The school closure was part of the State Schools of Tomorrow Project. The School site remains and has been reoponed as the Hemmant Flexible Learning Centre, affiliated with the Catholic Church. originally named Bulimba Creek, it was renamed Doughboy Creek in 1866 and then changed Hemmant in 1878.[3]

Leisure[edit]

In 1889 a zoo and aquarium were opened at Aquarium Avenue. Visitors arrived by [riverboats] until the 1893 flood. The animals were rescued but the attractions were closed down. The building was used as dance hall until 1901.[3]

In 1988 an old quarry site became the Hemmant Quarry Reserve, next to the Hemmant Cemetery. The reserve is 24 hectares and has walking tracks and picnic facilities.[10]

Transport[edit]

Hemmant railway station provides access to regular Citytrain services to Brisbane and Cleveland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hemmant, Qld (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a postcode". Australia Post. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Queensland places
  4. ^ Brisbane Community Pofiles
  5. ^ "2006 Census QuickStats : Hemmant (Brisbane City) (State Suburb)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Anning Monument (Boer War Memorial) (entry 14995)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  7. ^ "Hemmant State School and Dumbarton (entry 19503)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  8. ^ "Hemmant Christian Community Church (entry 14996)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  9. ^ "6 (390) Australian Anti-Aircraft Battery (entry 16116)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  10. ^ Brisbane QLD

External links[edit]

Media related to Hemmant, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 27°27′00″S 153°08′00″E / 27.45°S 153.133333°E / -27.45; 153.133333