Castle Hill, Queensland

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Castle Hill
View From Castle Hill Townsville - panoramio (33).jpg
View from Castle Hill
Castle Hill is located in Queensland
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Coordinates19°15′20″S 146°47′52″E / 19.25556°S 146.79778°E / -19.25556; 146.79778Coordinates: 19°15′20″S 146°47′52″E / 19.25556°S 146.79778°E / -19.25556; 146.79778
Population1,009 (2011 census)[1]
Location3.7 km (2 mi) W of Townsville CBD
LGA(s)City of Townsville
State electorate(s)Townsville
Federal Division(s)Herbert
Suburbs around Castle Hill:
Belgian Gardens Belgian Gardens North Ward
West End Castle Hill North Ward
West End West End Townsville City

Castle Hill is a suburb in the City of Townsville, Queensland, Australia.[2] The Indigenous name for Castle Hill is Cootharinga, sometimes written as Cooderinga.[3][4]


Most of the suburb is taken up with the Castle Hill reserve with only a small area in the north-east of the suburb being available for housing.


Castle Hill is situated in the traditional Wulgurukaba Aboriginal country.[5] The origin of the suburb name is taken from the geographical feature Castle Hill, thought to be named by an early pastoralist Andrew Ball. The Aboriginal name Cudtheringa was approved by Lieutenant Heath, on advice from James Morrill during a survey of Cleveland Bay in 1864. [6] In the 2011 census, Castle Hill had a population of 1,009 people.[1]

Heritage listings[edit]

The Castle Hill reserve is listed on the Queensland Heritage Register.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Castle Hill (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 December 2016. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Castle Hill - suburb (entry 44582)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  3. ^ "CLEVELAND BAY AND THE TOWNSHIP OF TOWNSVILLE". The Brisbane Courier. XX (2, 386). Queensland, Australia. 21 September 1865. p. 2. Retrieved 27 September 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ "Castle Hill (Mount Cutheringa) - hill in City of Townsville (entry 6446)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Traditional Landowners - History and Heritage". Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  6. ^ "Queensland place names - Queensland Government". Retrieved 26 July 2020.

External links[edit]

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