Teneriffe, Queensland

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Teneriffe
BrisbaneQueensland
Teneriffe,Queensland1.JPG
An old wool store converted into residential apartments on Vernon Terrace
Population 4,699 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4005[2]
Location 2.5 km (2 mi) NE of Brisbane CBD[3]
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Central Ward;[4] Hamilton Ward)[5]
State electorate(s) Brisbane Central
Federal Division(s) Brisbane
Suburbs around Teneriffe:
Bowen Hills Newstead Hamilton
Bowen Hills Teneriffe Bulimba
Fortitude Valley New Farm New Farm

Teneriffe is an inner suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[6] It is located 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi) north-east of the CBD,[3] and borders Bowen Hills, Fortitude Valley, New Farm, and Newstead.

Teneriffe was defined as a separate suburb in 2010, before which it was a locality of Newstead.[6][3][7] The suburb was incorporated into Newstead in 1975, and had been a separate suburb prior to this.[6][3] The suburb was once an important wool trading hub and was the location of Australia's largest submarine base during World War II.

The 2011 Australian Census recorded 4,699 residents in Teneriffe.[1] The Teneriffe ferry wharf connects the suburb to CityCat and CityFerry services.[8] The studios of radio station Nova 106.9 are located in Commercial Road.

Toponymy[edit]

One of the first European landowners in the area was James Gibbon. He purchased 48 hectares of land between Newstead and New Farm and named the property Teneriffe because it reminded him of Mount Teide in Tenerife, Canary Islands.[9] Gibbon built Teneriffe House in 1865. The single storey building still stands today on what is known as Teneriffe Hill.[9]

History[edit]

Teneriffe Architecture

By the 1880s the area was being settled by white people.[9] The area was served by horse drawn trams starting in 1885. In 1890 land near Teneriffe House was subdivided and auctioned. The 30 allotments were sold under the name Teneriffe Estate.[9] From 1897 until December 1962 electric trams ran along Commercial Road. Early photographs of the suburb show trams displaying the destination "Bulimba", which has given rise to some confusion in later times. Originally the area was considered part of the suburb called Bulimba which then straddled both sides of the Brisbane River.[9] Postal deliveries were often misdirected and as a result the western section of Bulimba, comprising the area now known as Teneriffe, was renamed before World War I. However, the unofficial use of Bulimba as an address on the northern side of the river persists for some decades, appearing on maps and in electoral rolls into the 1940s (although its use progressively declines).

Wool trade[edit]

Converted wool stores along the Brisbane River

As wool exports from Queensland increased in the early 20th century, the economic importance of Teneriffe to the state also increased. The first wool store was built in 1909, with another three stores opening by 1915.[9] Another nine wool stores were built, with the last two constructed during the 1950s.[9] Well known architects designed these large buildings to represent the commercial success Australian wool producers experienced in the early 20th century.[10] In 1927, the Australian Estates store was opened by the Duke and Duchess of York. It had the largest showroom in Australia and was able to store 24,000 bales.[10]

During World War II the wharves served as Australia's largest submarine base with around 60 submarines based at Teneriffe.[10] American and British submarines used the facilities, known as Capricon Wharf up until 1945. As container ships forced cargo shipments to the Port of Brisbane at the mouth of the river wool trading at Teneriffe ceased.[10]

Recent[edit]

Through the conversion of wool stores and factories to residential apartments, the area has been transformed from a riverside industrial hub to a mostly high density residential area. Most of the Queenslander style homes have been preserved and renovated.[9] In recent years, Teneriffe has seen an influx of gay and lesbian residents who are part of the continuing gentrification of the neighbourhood.[citation needed]

Heritage listings[edit]

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

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Teneriffe, Qld (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a postcode". Australia Post. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d Centre for the Government of Queensland. "Teneriffe". Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Central Ward". Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Hamilton Ward". Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c "Teneriffe (entry 46182)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Teneriffe gains suburb status". City News. 4 February 2010. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  8. ^ "Teneriffe ferry terminal". TransLink. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h Bridgstock, Vicki (2009). Tides of Teneriffe. New Farm, Queensland: New Farm & Districts Historical Society. pp. 4—20. ISBN 978-0-9805868-1-7. 
  10. ^ a b c d Gregory, Helen; Dianne Mclay (2010). Building Brisbane's History: Structure, Sculptures, Stories and Secrets. Warriewood, New South Wales: Woodslane Press. pp. 154—156. ISBN 9781921606199. 
  11. ^ "Roseville (entry 15041)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  12. ^ "Newstead Air Raid Shelter (entry 19604)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  13. ^ "Monier Ventilation Shaft 3 (Teneriffe) (entry 16804)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  14. ^ "Newstead Gasworks No.2 gasholder (remnants) and guide framing (entry 16355)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  15. ^ "Australian Estates No.2 Store (entry 15095)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  16. ^ "Australian Estates No.1 Store (entry 15096)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  17. ^ "Elder Smith Woolstore (entry 15097)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  18. ^ "Goldsborough Mort Woolstore (entry 15098)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  19. ^ "Teneriffe Village (former Paddys Market) (entry 15099)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  20. ^ "Queensland Primary Producers No 4 Woolstore (Commercial House) (entry 15100)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  21. ^ "Teneriffe House (entry 15043)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  22. ^ "Australian Mercantile Land & Finance Woolstores (entry 15102)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  23. ^ "Mactaggarts Woolstore (former) (entry 15094)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  24. ^ "Winchcombe Carson Woolstores (entry 15101)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 

References[edit]

  • Clark, Howard R. and David R. Keenan, "Brisbane Tramways - The Last Decade", Transit Press, 1977 (Reprinted 1985). ISBN 0-909338-01-9
  • G. Greenwood and J. Laverty, Brisbane 1859-1959, BCC, 1959

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°27′59″S 153°03′00″E / 27.46639°S 153.05000°E / -27.46639; 153.05000