Ebbw Vale, Queensland

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Ebbw Vale
Phillips Street Ebbw Vale, Queensland.jpg
Phillips Street, 2015
Ebbw Vale is located in Queensland
Ebbw Vale
Ebbw Vale
Coordinates27°36′28″S 152°49′31″E / 27.6077°S 152.8252°E / -27.6077; 152.8252Coordinates: 27°36′28″S 152°49′31″E / 27.6077°S 152.8252°E / -27.6077; 152.8252
Population508 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density391/km2 (1,010/sq mi)
Area1.3 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)City of Ipswich
State electorate(s)Bundamba
Federal division(s)Blair
Suburbs around Ebbw Vale:
Bundamba Bundamba Dinmore
Bundamba Ebbw Vale New Chum
Bundamba New Chum New Chum

Ebbw Vale is a suburb of Ipswich in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Ebbw Vale had a population of 508 people.[1]


The suburb is bounded to the north by the Main Line railway and to south-east by the Cunningham Highway.[3]


Ebbw Vale is named after a coal mine which formerly operated in the area. The coal mine was named after the Welsh town of Ebbw Vale (Welsh: Glynebwy).[4][5]

In December 1910 the St Helens railway station was renamed Ebbwvale after the coal mine.[6]

In 1927, Stafford Brothers of Bundamba were selling 38 suburban blocks in the Whitwood Estate, bounded by Brisbane Road to the north-west, Cairns Road to the south and on both sides of the Robert Street.[7][8]

At the 2011 census Ebbw Vale had a population of 526 people.[9]

In the 2016 census, Ebbw Vale had a population of 508 people.[1]

Heritage listings[edit]

Ebbw Vale Memorial Park soccer field, 2015

Ebbw Vale has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


Ebbw Vale railway station provides access to regular Queensland Rail City network services to Brisbane, Ipswich and Rosewood via Ipswich.


There are no schools in Ebbw Vale. The nearest primary schools are in neighbouring Bundamba and with another in nearby Riverview. The nearest secondary school is Bundamba State Secondary College in Bundamba.[3]


Active in the area from the 1800s to the late twentieth century were numerous underground mines, which extracted coal from the Late Triassic (Norian) aged Blackstone Formation of the Brassall Group of the Ipswich Coal Measures. A slab with six dinosaur footprints was recovered at the Rylance No. 5 Opencut colliery, originating from deposits between the Rob Roy coal seam and Striped Bacon coal seam.[11] The original slab (~0.165 metres square) represents the highest concentration of dinosaur tracks known within the southern Queensland region (i.e., extrapolated to approximately 36 tracks per metre square) with two of the footprints are also represented on a counterslab. These footprints measure approximately 7 cm long equating to track-makers approximately 30 cm at the hips. These footprints were made by four individuals. The shape of the tracks is characteristic of the theropod ichnogenus Grallator. The Ebbw Vale site representing earliest evidence of small-bodied dinosaurs in Australia, however, the physical specimen does not appear to have been placed into a public collection and its current location is unknown.[12]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Ebbw Vale (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Ebbw Vale – suburb in City of Ipswich (entry 47111)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Placenames". Archived from the original on 4 July 2008. Retrieved 12 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Ebbw Vale History". Retrieved 12 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Naming Railway Stations". The Brisbane Courier. Queensland, Australia. 24 December 1910. p. 4. Retrieved 12 March 2020 – via Trove.
  7. ^ "Whitwood Estate". 1927. hdl:10462/deriv/251714. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  8. ^ "Advertising". Queensland Times. Vol. LXVII, no. 12, 727. Queensland, Australia. 7 May 1927. p. 16 (DAILY.). Retrieved 26 November 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Ebbw Vale (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 October 2015. Edit this at Wikidata
  10. ^ "Ebbw Vale Memorial Park (entry 602433)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  11. ^ Thulborn, T (1998). "Australia's earliest theropods: footprint evidence in the Ipswich Coal Measures (Upper Triassic) of Queensland". Gaia. 15: 301–311.
  12. ^ Romilio, Anthony; Klein, Hendrik; Jannel, Andréas; Salisbury, Steven W. (16 October 2021). "Saurischian dinosaur tracks from the Upper Triassic of southern Queensland: possible evidence for Australia's earliest sauropodomorph trackmaker". Historical Biology. 34 (9): 1834–1843. doi:10.1080/08912963.2021.1984447. ISSN 0891-2963. S2CID 239170287.

External links[edit]

  • "Ebbw Vale". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.