Barellan Point, Queensland

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Barellan Point
IpswichQueensland
Barellan Point is located in Queensland
Barellan Point
Barellan Point
Coordinates27°34′17″S 152°50′41″E / 27.5713°S 152.8447°E / -27.5713; 152.8447 (Barellan Point (centre of suburb))
Population1,159 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density322/km2 (834/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4306
Area3.6 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)City of Ipswich
State electorate(s)Ipswich West
Federal Division(s)Blair
Suburbs around Barellan Point:
Karalee Karalee Anstead
Karalee Barellan Point Moggill
Karalee Riverview Moggill

Barellan Point is a rural residential suburb in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2016 census Barellan Point had a population of 1,159 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

The suburb is bounded by the Brisbane River to the east and the Bremer River to the south.[4] It includes two uninhabited islands in the Brisbane River:

History[edit]

Looking up the Bremer River from the site of Joseph Brady's training wall
Barellan Point Landing Ground Memorial, 2021
Barellan Point Landing Ground Memorial (close-up), 2021

In February 1864 John Petrie appointed Irish engineer Joseph Brady to provide advice and designs for the navigational improvements on the Brisbane and Bremer Rivers between Brisbane and Ipswich.[8] This includes the construction of a training wall at the south-eastern corner of Barrelan Point where the Bremer River flows into the Brisbane River to flow the channel to avoid the built-up of sandbanks.[9][10]

During World War II, the Barellan Point Landing Ground was built on an elevated level site by RAAF Base Amberley. It was also known as the Bremer River Landing Ground and Riverview Landing Ground. Originally built for emergency landings, it was also used by RAAF No 23 Squadron as a training airfield and for their Moth Minor A21-7 operations. It was 3,000 by 200 feet (914 by 61 m) and went from present day Dampier Street to Fifth Avenue. After the war ended, the land reverted to its former use as farm land. A memorial and information board at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Junction Road (27°34′26″S 152°50′42″E / 27.57396°S 152.84490°E / -27.57396; 152.84490 (Barellan Point Landing Ground Memorial)) commemorate the landing ground. The memorial was officially unveiled on Friday 26 June 2015 by the Queensland Governor Paul de Jersey.[11][12][13]

Commemorative plaque for the opening of Joseph Brady Park as part of the Australian Bicentenary celebrations

On 12 July 1988 the Moreton Shire Council officially opened Joseph Brady Park to commemorate Joseph Brady's engineering achievements at the site of one of his projects. It was a project undertaken as part of the Australian Bicentenary.[14]

At the 2006 census Barellan Point had a population of 1,178 people.[15]

In the 2016 census Barellan Point had a population of 1,159 people.[1]

Amenities[edit]

Fishing in the Brisbane River at Joseph Brady Park with Moggill on the other side of the river, 2021

There are a number of parks in the area:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Barellan Point (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Barellan Point – suburb in City of Ipswich (entry 45025)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Karalee and Barellan Point". Queensland Places. University of Queensland. Archived from the original on 26 September 2020. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Waterbody islands - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 12 November 2020. Archived from the original on 25 November 2020. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Bedwell Island – island (entry 48210)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  7. ^ "Finlay Island – island (entry 48209)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  8. ^ Kerr, C. F. "Brady, Joseph (1828–1908)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Archived from the original on 1 February 2021. Retrieved 19 March 2018 – via Australian Dictionary of Biography. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Barellan Point Citations" (PDF). City of Ipswich. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ Plaque commemorating Joseph Brady building a training wall at the confluence of the Bremer River and Brisbane River in 1864 at Joseph Brady Park, Barellan Point, 2021, 30 January 2021, archived from the original on 1 February 2021, retrieved 1 February 2021
  11. ^ Information board, corner of Junction Road and Fifth Avenue, Barellan Point, as viewed at 30 January 2021
  12. ^ "A piece of history rediscovered". LifestyleQld. 14 July 2015. Archived from the original on 31 January 2021. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  13. ^ "23 Squadron - Government House Queensland". Government House, Queensland. 26 June 2015. Archived from the original on 21 March 2020. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  14. ^ "Commemorative plaque for the opening of Joseph Brady Park in 1988, Barellan Point, 2021". Wikimedia Commons. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  15. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Barellan Point (Ipswich City) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 February 2008.
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h "Land for public recreation - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 20 November 2020. Archived from the original on 22 November 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.