Sherwood Central shops on Sherwood Road
|Population||4,998 (2011 census)|
|Location||9 km (6 mi) from Brisbane GPO|
|LGA(s)||City of Brisbane|
|State electorate(s)||Mount Ommaney
|Federal Division(s)||Moreton, Oxley|
Sherwood is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) south west of the CBD and borders the Brisbane River. The suburb is mostly low and medium density housing with a retail strip centred along Sherwood Road.
In the 2011 Census the population of Sherwood is 4,998, 52.5% female and 47.5% male.
The median/average age of the Sherwood population is 36 years of age, 1 year below the Australian average.
71.9% of people living in Sherwood were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 4.7%, New Zealand 2.9%, India 1.3%, South Africa 0.7%, Philippines 0.7%.
84.9% of people speak English as their first language 0.9% Mandarin, 0.6% Cantonese, 0.6% Vietnamese, 0.5% Tagalog, 0.5% Spanish.
Sherwood has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Sherwood Road: Berry and MacFarlane Monument
- 39A Turner Street: Sherwood Arboretum (including the John Herbert Memorial Vista)
The suburb is serviced by the Sherwood Railway Station which links Ipswich to the Brisbane central business district. Bus services along Oxley Road link the Centenary suburbs to Indooroopilly and the Great Circle Line service passes through the suburb.
Sherwood State School, established in 1867 is one of the oldest schools in the state and still has preserved many of its original timber buildings.
Sherwood State School was originally known as West Oxley State School and opened on 25 March 1867 (other records indicate 23 March). The first head teacher (Headmaster) appointed to the school was Major William Jenyns Boyd. He was born in Paris in 1842 and migrated to Australia in 1862.
In 1868 Oliver Radcliffe was the first name on the roll as a pupil teacher. He became a teacher, a headmaste and then a school inspector. By his retirement in 1932, he was the Chief Inspector for the Queensland Education Department. He personally inspected schools from Coolangatta to Thursday Island and from Rockhampton to the border with South Australia.
Other significant 'finger prints' in Sherwood State School's heritage include:
1874 – School builds first Water Closet (toilet);
1878 – School changed its name to Sherwood State School.
1890 – Shingle roofing replaced with corrugated iron;
1893 – Measles and influenza out break reported;
1914 – World War 1;
1917 – Three additional classrooms added;
1925 – Students planted 100 trees in school grounds;
1926 – Limited electricity was provided;
1927 – 33 additional 3 acres (12,000 m2) of land purchased;
1928 – First telephone installed
1936 – Three more classrooms added; electrical gramophone and wireless (radio) provided to the school
1937 – School moved to its current location/site.
1939 – World War Two began with a first aide, ambulance post and air raid trenches placed under buildings;
1950 – Polio outbreak;
1959 – School enrolment peaked at 1034 students;
1962 – Tuck Shop opened;
1965 – Parent and Citizen's Association was formed; tennis court resealed and fenced;
1967 – Pool opened;
1984 – School purchased first computer;
1991 – After school care services established;
2000 – School Hall opens;
2006 – Preparatory building constructed
2007 – Inaugural prep class commences
2012 – New Sports Hall
2013 – Wolf of Queen St moves into neighbourhood
The Sherwood Sharks swimming club uses the Sherwood State School Pool.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Sherwood (Brisbane City) (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 8 June 2009.
- "Berry & MacFarlane Monument (entry 15067)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
- "Sherwood Arboretum (including the John Herbert Memorial Vista) (entry 19578)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
- "HAPPY RETIREMENT.". The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 – 1933) (Qld.: National Library of Australia). 6 February 1932. p. 16. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Sherwood, Queensland.|
- University of Queensland: Queensland Places: Sherwood
- Brisbane Suburb Home: Sherwood via the Way Back Machine