Rosewood, Queensland

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Rosewood is located in Queensland
Coordinates 27°38′S 152°35′E / 27.633°S 152.583°E / -27.633; 152.583Coordinates: 27°38′S 152°35′E / 27.633°S 152.583°E / -27.633; 152.583
Population 2,746 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4340
LGA(s) City of Ipswich
State electorate(s) Ipswich West
Federal Division(s) Blair
Suburbs around Rosewood:
The Bluff
Tallegalla Mount Marrow
Ashwell Rosewood Thagoona
Lower Mount Walker
Ebenezer Jeebropilly

Rosewood is a small town in the Bremer Valley, Queensland, Australia. It is within the local government area of City of Ipswich.[2]


The towns of Rosewood is located 60 kilometres (37 mi) west of the Brisbane CBD At the 2011 census, Rosewood had a population of 2,746.[1] Part of the town's southern border is marked by the Bremer River.


Rosewood Show, 1908
New Oakleigh Mine closed in 2013

The origin of the suburb name is from the Rosewood (Acacia harpophylla) tree.[2][3][discuss]

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).[4]

The New Oakleigh Mine is located close to the town and was one of the last remaining coal mines in the area.


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.


  • Rosewood State High School
  • Rosewood State School
  • St Brigid's Primary School

Heritage listings[edit]

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


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Rosewood (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Rosewood (entry 29071)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "NOMENCLATURE OF QUEENSLAND—253.". The Courier-Mail (Brisbane: National Library of Australia). 22 July 1936. p. 14. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Colliery Branches of the Lanefield District Milne, Rod Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin, March, 1987, pp62-66
  5. ^ "Rosewood Police Complex (entry 15874)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-09. 
  6. ^ "Glendalough (entry 15510)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-09. 
  7. ^ "St Brigids Church (entry 15511)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-09. 

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