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′50″S 152°47′32″E / 27.6138°S 152.7922°E / -27.6138; 152.7922 (Booval (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 27°36′50″S 152°47′32″E / 27.6138°S 152.7922°E / -27.6138; 152.7922 (Booval (centre of suburb))
Population2,622 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,540/km2 (3,990/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4304
Area1.7 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
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] In the 2016 census Booval had a population of 2,622 people.[1]

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 the Kabi language word meaning frilled lizard.[2]

The first large-scale cotton crops in Queensland were grown at Booval in the 1860s.[3]

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

Sacred Heart Catholic PrimarySchool opened on 25 January 1931.[14]

Sacred Heart Catholic Secondary School opened on 1964 and closed on 1975.[14]

Trinity United Church in North Booval was formed in July 1970 as an amalgamation of a number of Ipswich churches:[15]

  • Booval Congregational Church, originally located on the corner of Brisbane Road and South Station Road until December 1969, and then at a house on the corner of Cloman Street and South Station Road where it closed in July 1970
  • North Booval Presbyterian Church in Bridge Street
  • North Booval Methodist Church in Tuggerah Street

Vision Christian School opened on 25 January 1982 and closed on 1992.[14]

In the 2016 census Booval had a population of 2,622 people.[1]

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 School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 25 Cothill Road (27°37′01″S 152°47′34″E / 27.6170°S 152.7929°E / -27.6170; 152.7929 (Sacred Heart School)).[18][19] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 538 students with 35 teachers (31 full-time equivalent) and 21 non-teaching staff (15 full-time equivalent).[20]

Amenities[edit]

The Ipswich City Council operates a fortnightly mobile library service which visits Cole Street.[21]

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 c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Booval (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Booval – suburb in City of Ipswich (entry 45030)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  3. ^ Beryl Johnston (29 March 2015). "Cotton an important crop in early Ipswich". Queensland Times. Archived from the original on 21 August 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Suburbs and Place Names". Archived from the original on 28 August 2018. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Advertising". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald And General Advertiser. Vol. XXXVI, no. 5376. Queensland, Australia. 21 December 1895. p. 3. Archived from the original on 30 January 2021. Retrieved 18 September 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ "Anglican Church of All Saints, Bundanba". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald And General Advertiser. Vol. XXXVI, no. 5390. Queensland, Australia. 25 January 1896. p. 5. Archived from the original on 30 January 2021. Retrieved 18 September 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ "Local and General News". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald And General Advertiser. Vol. XXXVI, no. 5437. Queensland, Australia. 14 May 1896. p. 4. Archived from the original on 30 January 2021. Retrieved 18 September 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ "All Saints' (Anglican) Church, Bundanba". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald And General Advertiser. Vol. XXXVI, no. 5439. Queensland, Australia. 19 May 1896. p. 4. Archived from the original on 30 January 2021. Retrieved 18 September 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ "MR. FERRETT—MISS MAUGHAN". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald And General Advertiser. Vol. XXXVII, no. 5583. Queensland, Australia. 22 April 1897. p. 5. Archived from the original on 30 January 2021. Retrieved 18 September 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  10. ^ "All Saints' Anglican Church Booval". www.facebook.com. 16 May 2020. Archived from the original on 30 January 2021. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  11. ^ "ALL SAINTS' HALL". Queensland Times. Vol. LXX, no. 13774. Queensland, Australia. 12 May 1930. p. 6. Archived from the original on 30 January 2021. 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. Archived from the original on 20 September 2017. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  14. ^ a b c Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  15. ^ "Local History – Trinity Ipswich Uniting Church" (in Australian English). Archived from the original on 17 March 2021. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  16. ^ "Booval War Memorial (entry 600550)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  17. ^ "Booval House (entry 600549)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  18. ^ "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  19. ^ "Sacred Heart School". Archived from the original on 19 April 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  20. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  21. ^ "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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