Ebenezer, Queensland

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Ebenezer
IpswichQueensland
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Ebenezer landscape, 2010
Ebenezer is located in Queensland
Ebenezer
Ebenezer
Coordinates27°40′41″S 152°36′55″E / 27.6780°S 152.6152°E / -27.6780; 152.6152 (Ebenezer (centre of locality))Coordinates: 27°40′41″S 152°36′55″E / 27.6780°S 152.6152°E / -27.6780; 152.6152 (Ebenezer (centre of locality))
Population315 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density9.906/km2 (25.66/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4340
Area31.8 km2 (12.3 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)City of Ipswich
State electorate(s)Scenic Rim
Federal division(s)Blair
Suburbs around Ebenezer:
Rosewood Rosewood Jeebropilly
Lower Mount Walker Ebenezer Willowbank
Lower Mount Walker Mount Forbes Mount Forbes

Ebenezer is a rural locality in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Ebenezer had a population of 315 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

The locality is bounded to the north-west by the Bremer River and to north-east by the Yarrowlea-Jeebropilly railway line (a branch line off the Main Line railway).[3] Despite the name, Ebenezer railway station is off Coopers Road in neighbouring Jeebropilly (27°39′57″S 152°39′17″E / 27.6659°S 152.6546°E / -27.6659; 152.6546 (Ebenezer railway station)), just before the balloon loop at the end of the line.[4][5]

In the west of the locality is a former coal mine. The rehabilitation of the site has been controversial.[6]

Geiger Lagoon (27°39′37″S 152°37′45″E / 27.6602°S 152.6291°E / -27.6602; 152.6291 (Geiger Lagoon)) is a lake created from the 22-hectare (54-acre) site of the Jeebropilly West open-cut mine, which closed in 2001. The lagoon is named after the Geiger family, who were pioneer settlers from 1857 in the area.[7]

Keanes Lagoon is a waterhole (27°39′39″S 152°36′30″E / 27.6608°S 152.6083°E / -27.6608; 152.6083 (Keanes Lagoon)). It is named after the land owner John Richard Keane (1846-1927).[8]

Apart from this the land use is a mix of rural residential living (mostly around Ebenezer Road and Mount Forbes Road) and grazing on native vegetation.[3]

History[edit]

Ebenezer Methodist Church, circa 1905

Seven Mile Creek State School opened on 2 November 1868. In 1888 it was renamed Ebenezer State School. It closed in 1957.[9][10] It was located at 354-356 Ebenezer Road (opposite the junction with Turnbull Road, 27°40′10″S 152°37′37″E / 27.66958°S 152.62701°E / -27.66958; 152.62701 (Ebenezer State School (former))).[11]

The locality takes its name from the Ebenezer Wesleyan (later Methodist) Church which opened on Sunday 23 April 1871 at Seven Mile Creek.[12][13] Ebenezer is from a Hebrew word meaning rock of faith.[2] It was opposite the school at 1 Turnbull Road (corner of Ebenezer Road, 27°40′12″S 152°37′40″E / 27.6700°S 152.6277°E / -27.6700; 152.6277 (Ebenezer Methodist Church (former))).[14] Now demolished, the church operated until at least 1942.[15][16]

At the 2011 census, Ebenezer had a population of 386 people.[17]

In the 2016 census, Ebenezer had a population of 315 people.[1]

Education[edit]

There are no schools in Ebenezer. The nearest primary schools are Rosewood State School in neighbouring Rosewood to the north-west and Mutdapilly State School in Mutdapilly to the south-east. The nearest secondary school is Rosewood State High School in Rosewood.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Ebenezer (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Ebenezer – locality in City of Ipswich (entry 45045)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Railway stations and sidings - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 2 October 2020. Archived from the original on 5 October 2020. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 21 September 2022.
  6. ^ "A readymade garbage dump: Queensland allows 'bare minimum' mine rehab". the Guardian. 26 April 2018. Archived from the original on 9 November 2020. Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  7. ^ "Geiger Lagoon – lake in City of Ipswich (entry 43526)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  8. ^ "Keanes Lagoon – waterhole in City of Ipswich (entry 49700)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  9. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  10. ^ "Agency ID 5879, Ebenezer State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  11. ^ "Moreton 40 Chain map AG2 series sheet 23 south" (Map). Queensland Government. 1913. Archived from the original on 24 February 2022. Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  12. ^ "Local and General News". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald And General Advertiser. Vol. X, no. 1403. Queensland, Australia. 27 May 1871. p. 3. Archived from the original on 24 February 2022. Retrieved 6 February 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
  13. ^ "RELIGIOUS". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald And General Advertiser. Vol. X, no. 1409. Queensland, Australia. 10 June 1871. p. 3. Archived from the original on 24 February 2022. Retrieved 4 December 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
  14. ^ "Queensland Twenty Chain series sheet 2511" (Type). Queensland Government. 1973.
  15. ^ "Central Methodist Church". Queensland Times. No. 17295. Queensland, Australia. 2 May 1942. p. 2 (DAILY.). Retrieved 21 September 2022 – via National Library of Australia.
  16. ^ Blake, Thom. "Ebenezer Wesleyan Methodist Church". Queensland religious places database. Retrieved 21 September 2022.
  17. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Ebenezer (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 March 2013. Edit this at Wikidata