Blackstone, Queensland

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Thomas Street, Blackstone, Queensland.jpg
Thomas Street, 2015
Blackstone is located in Queensland
Coordinates 27°37′39″S 152°48′11″E / 27.62750°S 152.80306°E / -27.62750; 152.80306Coordinates: 27°37′39″S 152°48′11″E / 27.62750°S 152.80306°E / -27.62750; 152.80306
Population 1,017 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 4304
LGA(s) City of Ipswich
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Bundamba
Federal Division(s) Blair
Suburbs around Blackstone:
Silkstone Bundamba New Chum
Silkstone Blackstone New Chum
Raceview Swanbank Redbank Plains

Blackstone is a suburb of the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2] At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 1,017.[1]


Brynhyfryd mansion, Blackstone (demolished 1937)

The district was originally called Bundamba Creek but this caused confusion with nearby Bundamba, so the postmistress Mrs Orr proposed the name Blackstone, believed to be a place in Ireland.[2]

Blackstone State School opened on 17 January 1887 and closed on 31 December 2009.[3][4]

Heritage listings[edit]

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


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Blackstone (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Blackstone (entry 47394)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Agency ID4852, Blackstone State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "United Welsh Church, Blackstone (entry 600548)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 

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