Cannon Hill, Queensland
|Population||5,533 (2016 census)|
|• Density||1,203/km2 (3,120/sq mi)|
|Area||4.6 km2 (1.8 sq mi)|
|Location||5 km (3 mi) E of Brisbane CBD|
City of Brisbane|
(Doboy Ward; Morningside Ward)
Cannon Hill is most likely named after Cannon Hill House, a residence formerly located on Wynnum Road. It was occupied by the Weedon family from its construction in 1867 until burning down in 1927. Thornhill Weedon named the house after two fallen trees which were said to have resembled a cannon.
Cannon Hill was originally inhabited by Murris, but they were "dispersed" by the Native Police and Brisbane Mounted Police in November 1861, around the time when European settlement began in the area. Some land was used by settlers for farming and grazing, but the area remained mostly bushland.
In 1994, a Cannon Hill paddock became one of the first places where Hendra virus was transmitted between bats and horses. The infected mare was taken to a training complex, starting an outbreak that eventually killed trainer Vic Rail. The paddock has since been turned into housing and parkland in Murarrie.
Cannon Hill has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
Cannon Hill contains the Cannon Hill State School, Cannon Hill Catholic Primary School, and Cannon Hill Anglican College.
Cannon Hill is home to many shops and restaurants. Major shopping centres include the Cannon Hill Shopping Plaza and Urban Village Cannon Hill.
Cannon Hill is well serviced by public transport and is located in zones 2 and 3 of the TransLink integrated public transport system. Cannon Hill is also serviced by two major roads which allow for easy transportation around the city.
75.1% of people living in Cannon Hill were born in Australia, with the next most common countries of birth being New Zealand (4.1%), England (3.7%), the Philippines (1.2%), India (1.2%), and Scotland (0.9%). 85.6% of people spoke English as their first language, while the other most common responses were Mandarin (0.7%), Cantonese (0.6%), Tagalog (0.5%), Vietnamese (0.5%), and Greek (0.5%).
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Cannon Hill, Queensland.|
- University of Queensland: Queensland Places: Cannon Hill
- "Cannon Hill". BRISbites. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 20 July 2008. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
- "Cannon Hill". Our Brisbane. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 14 February 2008. Retrieved 30 October 2013.