Booval, Queensland

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Booval
IpswichQueensland
Cameron Park 2, Booval, Queensland.jpg
Cameron Park, 2015
Booval is located in Queensland
Booval
Booval
Coordinates27°36′51.69″S 152°47′19.90″E / 27.6143583°S 152.7888611°E / -27.6143583; 152.7888611Coordinates: 27°36′51.69″S 152°47′19.90″E / 27.6143583°S 152.7888611°E / -27.6143583; 152.7888611
Population2,622 (2016)[1]
Postcode(s)4304
Location
LGA(s)City of Ipswich
State electorate(s)Ipswich
Federal Division(s)Blair
Suburbs around Booval:
East Ipswich North Booval Bundamba
East Ipswich Booval Bundamba
Silkstone Silkstone Bundamba

Booval is a suburb of Ipswich in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2] At the 2016 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 2,622.[1]

The settlement of Booval derived from a private estate and its strategic location on the road and railway between Ipswich and Brisbane.[3]

Geography[edit]

Booval contains both residential and commercial areas.

Booval straddles Brisbane Road, the main arterial link to the Ipswich Motorway. The Booval Fair shopping centre, located on Brisbane Road, contains a number of major chain stores, including Woolworths and Big W, while a number of smaller businesses line South Station Rd and Brisbane Rd.

History[edit]

The origin of the suburb name is from the Kabi Aboriginal dialect meaning frilled lizard.[2]

The first large-scale cotton crops in Queensland were grown at Booval in the 1860s.[4]

In December 1895 the Anglican Diocese's architect John Buckeridge called for tenders to erect the Church of All Saints in Bundanba (as Bundamba was then known)[5] on land donated by Miss Ferrett and Mr Harry Ferrett. Bishop William Webber laid the foundation stone on Friday 24 January 1896.[6] Bishop Webber opened and dedicated the new church on Saturday 16 May 1896.[7][8] In April 1897 Harry Ferrett was married in the church.[9] In 1913 the church building was moved by rolling it on beer barrels to Silkstone. In 1930 it was moved again on a flat-top lorry to its current location in Booval.[10] A new church hall for All Saints' Anglican Church was opened on Sunday 10 May 1930.[11] The second All Saints' Anglican Church was dedicated in 1983.[12]

By the time of 1915, Booval was occupied largely by miners, many of which had Welsh origins.[13]

Heritage listings[edit]

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

Transport[edit]

Booval station 02.09.12

Booval railway station provides access to regular Queensland Rail City network services to Brisbane, Ipswich and Rosewood via Ipswich.

Education[edit]

  • Sacred Heart Catholic School

Amenities[edit]

The Ipswich City Council operates a fortnightly mobile library service which visits Cole Street.[16]

All Saints' Anglican Church is at 144 Brisbane Road (27°36′50″S 152°47′17″E / 27.6140°S 152.7881°E / -27.6140; 152.7881 (All Saints' Anglican Church)).[12]

Parks and sports facilities[edit]

  • Cameron Park
  • Basketball Ipswich
  • Booval Bowls Club

The Booval Swifts rugby league football club bears the suburb's name. During the 1920s, two of Booval's players, Dan Dempsey and Arthur Henderson were selected to represent Australia. The club has also produced other such notable players as Des Morris and Kevin Walters.

Places of worship[edit]

  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Cothill Rd
  • Uniting Church, Glebe Rd
  • Anglican Church, Brisbane Rd

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Booval (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Booval (entry 41866)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Suburbs and Place Names". Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  4. ^ Beryl Johnston (29 March 2015). "Cotton an important crop in early Ipswich". Queensland Times. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Advertising". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald And General Advertiser. XXXVI (5376). Queensland, Australia. 21 December 1895. p. 3. Retrieved 18 September 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ "Anglican Church of All Saints, Bundanba". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald And General Advertiser. XXXVI (5390). Queensland, Australia. 25 January 1896. p. 5. Retrieved 18 September 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ "Local and General News". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald And General Advertiser. XXXVI (5437). Queensland, Australia. 14 May 1896. p. 4. Retrieved 18 September 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ "All Saints' (Anglican) Church, Bundanba". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald And General Advertiser. XXXVI (5439). Queensland, Australia. 19 May 1896. p. 4. Retrieved 18 September 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ "MR. FERRETT—MISS MAUGHAN". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald And General Advertiser. XXXVII (5583). Queensland, Australia. 22 April 1897. p. 5. Retrieved 18 September 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  10. ^ "All Saints' Anglican Church Booval". www.facebook.com. 16 May 2020. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  11. ^ "ALL SAINTS' HALL". Queensland Times. LXX (13774). Queensland, Australia. 12 May 1930. p. 6. Retrieved 18 September 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  12. ^ a b "Year Book" (PDF). Anglican Archdiocese of Brisbane. 2019. p. 133. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 September 2020. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  13. ^ Council, Ipswich City. "Suburb and Place Names". www.ipswich.qld.gov.au. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Booval War Memorial (entry 600550)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  15. ^ "Booval House (entry 600549)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  16. ^ "Ipswich Libraries: Mobile library schedule of stops - January to June 2018" (PDF). Ipswich City Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.

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