Rosewood is a small town in the Bremer Valley, Queensland, Australia. It is within the local government area of City of Ipswich. [2 ]
Geography [ edit ]
The towns of Rosewood is located 60 kilometres (37 mi) west of the
Brisbane CBD At the 2006 census, Rosewood had a population of 1,966. [1 ]
History [ edit ]
The origin of the suburb name is from the Rosewood (
Acacia harpophylla) tree. [2 ] [3 ]
The first coal mine in the Lanefield district, west of Rosewood, commenced production in 1918. As part of these workings, two railway branches from the Brisbane to Toowoomba main line were constructed to the mines at Lanefield Colliery (1934 to 1965) and Westvale Colliery (1929 to 1960).
New Oakleigh Mine is located close to the town. This is the last remaining coal mine in the area.
Transport [ edit ]
Rosewood is the terminus of
QR Citytrain's Rosewood railway line. Rosewood railway station provides Citytrain commuter rail services to Ipswich and Brisbane via Ipswich.
Education [ edit ]
Rosewood State High School
Rosewood State School
St Brigid's Primary School
Heritage listings [ edit ]
Rosewood has a number of
heritage-listed sites, including:
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]