Basin Pocket, Queensland
Bremer River and park, 2015
|Population||890 (2016 census)|
|• Density||1,480/km2 (3,800/sq mi)|
|Area||0.6 km2 (0.2 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|LGA(s)||City of Ipswich|
The land use is almost entirely residential apart from parkland along the riverbank. There are no shops in the suburb but there a small set of shops providing basic services on the corner of Chermside Road and Jacaranda Street in East Ipswich just beyond the south-eastern boundary of Basin Pocket.
The origin of the suburb name is derived from "The Basin", an enlarged natural widening used by river steamers to turn before or after berthing at Ipswich, to which the suburb is adjacent. The explorer Allan Cunningham noted the Basin in 1828, and the Rev. Dr John Dunmore Lang suggested that Basin Pocket or Booval might have been a better site for the main settlement.
A ferry service between Basin Pocket and North Ipswich was established by William Isaac Lawrence sometime after his family settled there in the 1860s. (This service does not exist today).
St John's Anglican Church was opened on 3 September 1921 by Canon T. L. H. Jenkyn, the rector of St Paul's Anglican Church in Ipswich. It was dedicated on 11 September 1921 by Archbishop Gerald Sharp. Its closure circa 2018 was approved by Bishop Cameron Venables. The church was at 82 Blackall Street ( ).
- J Perrett Memorial Park
- McLeod Street Park and Planned Boat Ramp
- Horace J Harper Band Hall (Home of the Ipswich Model Band Est.1906 - the oldest surviving Brass, Concert Band in Ipswich)
- West End Football Clu
There are no schools in Basin Pocket. The nearest primary school is Ipswich East State School in neighbouring East Ipswich to the south-east. The nearest government secondary schools are Bremer State High School in Ipswich to the south-west and Bundamba State Secondary College in Bundamba to the south-east. Other secondary schools are Ipswich Girls Grammar School, St Mary's Catholic College Ipswich, St Edmund's College Ipswich and Ipswich Grammar School all within 5 kilometres.
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- "Church building". Queensland Times. LXIII (11, 076). Queensland, Australia. 5 September 1921. p. 5. Retrieved 3 July 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
- Anglican Church of Southern Queensland. "Closed Churches". Archived from the original on 3 April 2019. Retrieved 3 July 2020.
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- "New church". Queensland Times. LXXIX (16, 700). Queensland, Australia. 3 June 1940. p. 4. Retrieved 3 July 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Basin Pocket (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
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- "Basin Pocket". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.