Castle Hill, Queensland

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Castle Hill
TownsvilleQueensland
View From Castle Hill Townsville - panoramio (33).jpg
View from Castle Hill
Castle Hill is located in Queensland
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Coordinates19°15′21″S 146°47′52″E / 19.2558°S 146.7977°E / -19.2558; 146.7977 (Castle Hill (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 19°15′21″S 146°47′52″E / 19.2558°S 146.7977°E / -19.2558; 146.7977 (Castle Hill (centre of suburb))
Population941 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density409/km2 (1,060/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4810
Area2.3 km2 (0.9 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
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 of Townsville in the City of Townsville, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Castle Hill had a population of 941 people.[1] The suburb is based on and around the mountain of the same name.[3]

The Indigenous name for Castle Hill is Cootharinga, sometimes written as Cooderinga.[4][5]

Geography[edit]

Most of the suburb is taken up with the Castle Hill reserve with only a small area in the north of the suburb being available for housing.[3]

History[edit]

Castle Hill is situated in the traditional Wulgurukaba Aboriginal country.[6] 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 George Poynter Heath, on advice from castaway James Morrill during a survey of Cleveland Bay in 1864.[7]

In the 2011 census, Castle Hill had a population of 1,009 people.[8]

In the 2016 census, Castle Hill had a population of 941 people.[1]

Heritage listings[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Castle Hill (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Castle Hill – suburb in City of Townsville (entry 44582)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  4. ^ "CLEVELAND BAY AND THE TOWNSHIP OF TOWNSVILLE". The Brisbane Courier. Vol. XX, no. 2, 386. Queensland, Australia. 21 September 1865. p. 2. Archived from the original on 1 October 2020. Retrieved 27 September 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ "Castle Hill (Mount Cutheringa) – hill in City of Townsville (entry 6446)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Traditional Landowners - History and Heritage". Archived from the original on 27 March 2020. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  7. ^ "Castle Hill – mountain in the City of Townsville (entry 6446)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  8. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Castle Hill (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 December 2016. Edit this at Wikidata

External links[edit]

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