Holland Park West, Queensland

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Holland Park West
BrisbaneQueensland
Holland Park West busway platforms.jpg
Holland Park West busway platforms
Population6,376 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)4121
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
State electorate(s)Greenslopes
Federal division(s)
Suburbs around Holland Park West:
Greenslopes Holland Park Holland Park
Tarragindi Holland Park West Mount Gravatt East
Nathan Mount Gravatt Mount Gravatt

Holland Park West is a suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[2]

Geography[edit]

Holland Park West is located to the south-east of the Brisbane central business district between the Pacific Motorway and Logan Road. The suburb feature a busway station on the South East Busway.

History[edit]

The suburb takes its name from the adjacent suburb of Holland Park, which in turn takes its name from the subdivision of land owned by Julius Holland.[2]

In May 1914, on what is now known as Holland Park West, 62 subdivided allotments of 'Hill Farm Estate' were auctioned by G.T. Bell and Chandler and Russell. A map advertising the auction states the Estate was 12 minutes' walk from the Logan Road tram.[3][4]

In 1926 the Logan Road tramway was extended to a new terminus at Holland Park.[5] Trams commenced operation on the route on Sunday 1 August 1926.[6]

Holland Park Baptist Church opened on Saturday 15 December 1928 by the President of the Baptist Union, Reverend Alfred George Weller. The new church was 30 by 18 feet (9.1 by 5.5 m) and was an old building that they had acquired and removed from another site and reconstructed at 10 Yuletide Street off Logan Road (27°31′11″S 153°03′39″E / 27.5198°S 153.0609°E / -27.5198; 153.0609 (Holland Park Baptist Church (former))).[7][8][9][10] In 1970 a new church building was constructed on the site, with the former church relocated to the rear of the site.[11] The Grace Bible Church which now occupies the site is not affiliated with the Baptist Union.[12]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, Holland Park West recorded a population of 5,965 people, 50.2% female and 49.8% male.

The median age of the Holland Park West population was 35 years of age, 2 years below the Australian median.

73.2% of people living in Holland Park West were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 3.1%, New Zealand 3.1%, India 2.1%, China 0.9%, Philippines 0.8%.

81.3% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.6% Greek, 1% Cantonese, 0.8% Punjabi, 0.7% Spanish, 0.5% Italian.

Education[edit]

The Marshall Road State School opened on 25 January 1960.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "2016 Community Profiles: Holland Park West (Brisbane City) (State Suburb)". 2016 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 22 December 2008. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Holland Park West – suburb (entry 47599)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  3. ^ "The Hill Farm Estate, Logan Road". 16 May 1914. hdl:10462/deriv/18495. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ "Advertising". The Brisbane Courier (17, 576). Queensland, Australia. 15 May 1914. p. 12. Retrieved 25 February 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ "A brief history of Brisbane's Tramways". Brisbane Tramway Museum. Archived from the original on 25 July 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  6. ^ "NEW TRAM-LINE". Daily Mail (7620). Brisbane. 2 August 1926. p. 6. Retrieved 25 July 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ "Queensland Baptist churches by date of erection/opening". Baptist Church Archives Queensland. Retrieved 29 November 2021.
  8. ^ "1928 Holland Park". Baptist Church Archives Queensland. Retrieved 29 November 2021.
  9. ^ "OPENING CEREMONY". The Brisbane Courier (22, 119). Queensland, Australia. 17 December 1928. p. 3. Retrieved 2 December 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
  10. ^ "NEW CHURCH". Sunday Mail (290). Queensland, Australia. 16 December 1928. p. 17. Retrieved 2 December 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
  11. ^ Blake, Thom. "Holland Park Baptist Church". Queensland religious places database. Retrieved 2 December 2021.
  12. ^ "Grace Bible Church". Churches Australia. Retrieved 2 December 2021.
  13. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.

Coordinates: 27°31′S 153°04′E / 27.517°S 153.067°E / -27.517; 153.067