Alice River, Queensland
|Population||2,107 (2011 census)|
|• Density||49.93/km2 (129.32/sq mi)|
|Area||42.2 km2 (16.3 sq mi)|
|LGA(s)||City of Townsville|
The estate is also known as Rupertswood, because the estate was named by the developer who was Sir Rupert Clarke, 3rd Baronet of Rupertswood, after his ancestral home "Rupertswood" at Sunbury, Victoria, Australia. However, Alice River was named by one of the Bell & Reid party in 1865 for a lady of his acquaintance.
There is a shop, an Australia Post mail box, a public phone box, and service station located on Hervey Range Road which is the main road passing the village.
Also, there are tennis courts, a cricket ground, community hall, Scout hall, pony club, playground area, half basketball court and barbecue area which is floodlit at night along with public toilets and Rupertswood Rural Fire Brigade Station. All of these facilities are located in the large central park area which the acreage housing surrounds.
There are wide grassed access ways radiating out from the large park in the centre of the village designed for use by horses as the area was designed for horse enthusiasts and the house blocks are generally over 1-acre (4,000 m2) in area to allow for stables.
The Rupertswood Village consists of around 600 homes. The actual suburb of Alice River is much larger than the Rupertswood village but mainly consists of rural cattle properties.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Alice River (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
- "Alice River - suburb in City of Townsville (entry 44563)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
- Thuringowa Past And Present, Page 19.
- former Thuringowa City Council
- New Townsville city website
- History of the area
- More history of Thuringowa, including searchable historical image collection - from Thuringowa Library Heritage Services
- University of Queensland: Queensland Places: Alice River
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