Mount Crosby, Queensland

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Mount Crosby
BrisbaneQueensland
Population 1,728 (2011)[citation needed]
Postcode(s) 4306
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Pullenvale Ward)
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Moggill
Federal Division(s) Ryan
Suburbs around Mount Crosby:
Kholo Kholo Pullenvale
Kholo Mount Crosby Anstead
Chuwar Karana Downs Anstead

Mount Crosby is a mountain and outer suburb of Brisbane, Australia located 22 kilometres (14 mi) south-west of the Brisbane CBD.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Mount Crosby is 1,728, 49.9% female and 50.1% male.

The median/average age of the Mount Crosby population is 37 years of age.

74.2% of people living in Mount Crosby were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 7.2%, South Africa 3.2%, New Zealand 2.9%, United States of America 0.9%, Germany 0.8%.

90.5% of people speak English as their first language 0.8% German, 0.6% Afrikaans, 0.5% Russian, 0.3% Persian (excluding Dari), 0.3% Mandarin.

Geography[edit]

The Brisbane River, Mount Crosby and the adjoining State Forest are the dominant natural features of the area.

History[edit]

Pumping engine at the Mount Crosby waterworks, 1892

The Jagera Aboriginal people inhabited areas in Mount Crosby and they had ceremonial grounds on the slopes of Mount Elphinstone and at Bellbowrie, Queensland.
The first Europeans to enter the Mount Crosby region were John Oxley and Allan Cunningham.

The Mount Crosby Pumping Station is a major landmark. A tramway was built from Tivoli to convey coal from the Ipswich Coalfield to the station.[1] In the early 1940s about 40 acres (160,000 m2) of land was sold to Scouts Australia. This was developed as the Tyamolum Scout Camp Site.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Former Mt. Crosby Tramway Revisited Behan, E.D. Australian Railway History, July 2005 pp258-276

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°32′24″S 152°48′14″E / 27.540°S 152.804°E / -27.540; 152.804