Swanbank, Queensland

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Swanbank
IpswichQueensland
Postcode(s) 4306
Location
LGA(s) City of Ipswich
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Bundamba
Federal Division(s) Blair
Suburbs around Swanbank:
Raceview Blackstone Redbank Plains
Flinders View Swanbank White Rock
Ripley South Ripley South Ripley

Swanbank is a suburb of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. The predominant land usage in Swanbank is industrial. The origin of the suburb name is from a place in Lanark, Scotland called Swanbank.[1] It is named after the home of the Swan family birthplace of granddaughter Catherine, the wife of an early property owner by the name of James Foote.[2] Previous names for this area were Logan Lagoon and Josey's Lagoon.

The Swanbank power station is a power station located in Swanbank. Swanbank also has a railway station which is used for heritage purposes. Swanbank train station is used for heritage and preserved railway. The heritage train trips are operated by Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway who have steam train rides around Swanbank rail balloon which used to be used to service the coal needs of Swanbank power station.

On the 31 July 1972, the Box Flat Mine experienced an explosion which took the lives of 18 men and led to the closure of the mine.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Place name details
  2. ^ Scottish Place Names - Brisbane, Australia
  3. ^ Craig Wallace (4 June 2009). "Q150 bridge naming kicks off with Box Flat Bridge". Ministerial Media Statement. Department of the Premier and Cabinet. Retrieved 25 October 2010. 

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Coordinates: 27°40′S 152°49′E / 27.667°S 152.817°E / -27.667; 152.817