Brookfield, Queensland

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Brookfield
BrisbaneQueensland
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Brookfield Road, 2012
Brookfield is located in Queensland
Brookfield
Brookfield
Coordinates27°29′25″S 152°53′45″E / 27.4902°S 152.8958°E / -27.4902; 152.8958 (Brookfield (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 27°29′25″S 152°53′45″E / 27.4902°S 152.8958°E / -27.4902; 152.8958 (Brookfield (centre of suburb))
Population3,524 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density164.7/km2 (426.5/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4069
Area21.4 km2 (8.3 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Pullenvale Ward)[2]
State electorate(s)Moggill
Federal division(s)Ryan
Suburbs around Brookfield:
Upper Brookfield Enoggera Reservoir The Gap
Upper Brookfield Brookfield Mount Coot-tha
Kenmore Hills
Pullenvale Pinjarra Hills Kenmore

Brookfield is a picturesque and affluent rural residential suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[3] In the 2016 census, Brookfield had a population of 3,524 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Moggill Creek, 1890 (possibly taken during Field Naturalists' excursion in December 1890)

Brookfield is located approximately 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) west of the Brisbane CBD. Brookfield lies approximately 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) north of the Brisbane River. Moggill Creek flows through Brookfield and joins the Brisbane River at Kenmore.[citation needed]

Brookfield is a rural residential suburb consisting primarily of large acreage properties and luxury homes. Although there are a small number of farms, the vast majority of property is residential.[4]

Moggill Road passes through the southernmost tip of the suburb and Moggill Creek marks part of the suburb's eastern boundary. North of Brookfield are the forested hills and mountains in D'Aguilar National Park.[citation needed]

The centre of Brookfield is on the intersection of Brookfield Road and Boscombe Road. The Brookfield General Store, Brookfield Public Hall, Brookfield Showground, Brookfield Cemetery, Brookfield Recreation Reserve, Anglican Church and Brookfield State School are all in this area.[5] The Brookfield Horse & Pony Club operates out of the showgrounds.[citation needed]

History[edit]

James Brimblecombe's residence 'Fairview' at Brookfield, Brisbane, 1920s

Brookfield is believed to have been named by Lucinda Brimblecombe (née Logan) due to the course of Moggil Creek through the area.[6]

Brisbane was occupied by the Turrbal Aboriginal group.[citation needed]

Development in the Brookfield area began in 1869, when the area was opened for logging and farming.[citation needed]

A Bible Christian Church congregation (a denomination of Methodism) was established in 1869.[7][8] In January 1870 a committee was formed to raise funds to construct a church.[9]

Brookfield State School opened on 27 Mar 1871.[10] In 1874 a teacher's residence was built for the school.[11]

Brookfield Post Office opened on 12 August 1876.[citation needed]

Brookfield Cemetery was opened in 1882.[citation needed]

In October 1892 the Anglican parish of Indooroopilly purchased land for a church on the north-east corner of Brookfield Road and Boscombe Road for £20 from the owner, William Thomas Gee. The Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd cost £220 to build and was consecrated on Easter Monday 2 April 1893 by Anglican Bishop of Brisbane, William Webber.[12][13][14]

The first Brookfield Show was held in 1910.[citation needed]

Gold Creek Provisional School opened in 1919, becoming Gold Creek State School on 1 October 1926. It closed circa 1936. It was located at 528 Gold Creek Road (27°28′06″S 152°53′30″E / 27.4684°S 152.8918°E / -27.4684; 152.8918 (Gold Creek State School)).[15][4]

The town hall was moved from Darra to Brookfield in 1931.[citation needed]

In 1932, the school teacher's residence was too small for a teacher with nine children, so a new building was constructed. The old building was bought by the Brookfield Hall trustees and relocated it where it became the Brookfield General Store.[11]

In 1932 Father Robert Bartlett Bates, the rector of All Saints Anglican Church at Wickham Terrace purchased a house at 139 Brookfield Road to establish St John's Home for Aged Men, which subsequently relocated to West Toowong (where it continues to operate as St John's Residential Aged Care Home).[16] On 12 May 1934 the Anglican Church opened St Christopher's Lodge, a home for boys. It was officially opened by James Francis Maxwell, the Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Toowong.[17] It was a farm school which operated until circa 1959. Around thid time 18 acres (7.3 ha) of the site was sold to the Presbyterian Church (now the Uniting Church in Australia) to develop an aged care centre. It was subsequently used a friary used by the Society of Saint Francis, a centre for contemplative spirituality and other community purposes.[18][19][20] It is now within the suburb of Kenmore Hills and is listed on the Brisbane Heritage Register.[21] In 2019 the site was sold by the Anglican Church to the Uniting Church on the condition that community could continue to use the site.[22]

In 1957 Rita O'Hanlan offered riding lessons at the showgrounds, which evolved into the Brookfield Horse and Pony Club.[23]

Heritage listings[edit]

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

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 census, Brookfield recorded a population of 3,524 people. The median age of the Brookfield population was 46 years of age, 8 years above the Australian median. 68.3% of people were born in Australia., compared to the national average of 66.7%; were England 6.7% and South Africa 4.5%. 85.5% of people spoke only English at home. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 26.7%, Catholic 21.5% and Anglican 19.1%.[33]

Education[edit]

Brookfield State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 36 Boscombe Road. (27°29′42″S 152°54′49″E / 27.4951°S 152.9135°E / -27.4951; 152.9135 (Brookfield State School)).[34][35] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 506 students with 43 teachers (33 full-time equivalent) and 18 non-teaching staff (13 full-time equivalent).[36] It includes a special education program.[34]

There is no secondary school in Brookfield. The nearest secondary school in Kenmore State High School in Kenmore to the south-east.[4]

Amenities[edit]

The Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd is at 615 Brookfield Road (corner Boscombe Road, 27°29′36″S 152°54′51″E / 27.4932°S 152.9143°E / -27.4932; 152.9143 (Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd)).[37]

Brookfield Uniting Church is at 2 Upper Brookfield Road (corner Rafting Ground Road, 27°29′42″S 152°54′31″E / 27.4950°S 152.9085°E / -27.4950; 152.9085 (Brookfield Uniting Church)). It is the former Brookfield Methodist Church.[38][39][40][41]

The Brookfield branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association meets at Brookfield Uniting Church hall.[42]

Events[edit]

Every year the Brookfield Show is held over three days. The 2006 Brookfield show attracted almost 22,000 visitors. A formal ball is held annually in Brookfield. The 2005 Show Ball had 550 attendees, 2006, 2007 and 2008 attracted 800 people.[citation needed]

References[edit]

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  10. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
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  19. ^ "About the Old Friary - The Friary Community". www.friary.org.au. Archived from the original on 19 March 2021. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
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  23. ^ "Club History". Brookfield Horse and Pony Club. Archived from the original on 25 July 2019. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
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  42. ^ "Branch Locations". Queensland Country Women's Association. Archived from the original on 26 December 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2018.

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