Petrie, Queensland

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Petrie
Moreton BayQueensland
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Gympie Road railway flyover/overpass, Petrie
Petrie is located in Queensland
Petrie
Petrie
Coordinates27°15′50″S 152°58′12″E / 27.264°S 152.970°E / -27.264; 152.970Coordinates: 27°15′50″S 152°58′12″E / 27.264°S 152.970°E / -27.264; 152.970
Population8,674 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,172/km2 (3,036/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4502
Area7.4 km2 (2.9 sq mi)
Location24 km (15 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)Kurwongbah
Federal Division(s)Dickson
Suburbs around Petrie:
Kurwongbah Kurwongbah Kallangur
Whiteside Petrie Kallangur
Joyner Lawnton Lawnton

Petrie is a suburb in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2]

Geography[edit]

Petrie is in the North Pine River section of its local government area 24 kilometres north of Brisbane City. The southern boundary is marked by the North Pine River.

Petrie is a suburban village with new housing developments on land which was previously used for pine plantations and agriculture. Petrie railway station provides access to regular Queensland Rail City network services to Brisbane and Ipswich, as well as Caboolture and the Sunshine Coast. There are also commuter rail services to Kippa-Ring (Redcllife) via the newly built Redcliffe branch railway line.

The Gympie Road, Dayboro Road and Anzac Avenue junction and surrounding area encompass the town centre which includes establishments, such as retail, commerce, accommodation, cosmetology, health, education, sport and mechanical industries and establishments. There are also police, fire brigade and ambulance establishments in the town centre.

The Moreton Bay campus of the University of the Sunshine Coast is situated in Petrie on the site of the former Amcor Paper Mill.

History[edit]

Tom Petrie established his homestead Murrumba on a bend on the Pine River in 1858. Tom Petrie was part of the Petrie family who were the first free settlers in Queensland and who established their prominent construction business in 1840. Murrumba was an important stopping point on the route to the goldfields in Gympie. Tom Petrie subdivided a portion of his land to create the town, initially known as North Pine.[3][4]

On Saturday 25 August 1888, Lady Musgrave (wife of Governor Musgrave) laid the foundation stone for St Thomas' Anglican church in North Pine.[5] The church was officially opened on Friday 21 December 1888.[6][7]

In 1911 (after Tom Petrie's death) the railway station was renamed Petrie. Prior to this, the area was known as North Pine.[4] The suburb takes its names from the railway station.[8] Tom Petrie was a highly regarded individual in the area through his community work and his cooperation with the local Aboriginal inhabitants.[9]

Heritage listings[edit]

North Pine School of Arts, 2013

Petrie has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, Petrie recorded a population of 8,499 people, 50.3% female and 49.7% male. The median age of the Petrie population was 34 years, 3 years below the national median of 37. 78.6% of people living in Petrie were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 5.9%, New Zealand 4.6%, South Africa 1%, Scotland 0.6%, Philippines 0.6%. 92.8% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.5% Afrikaans, 0.3% Dutch, 0.3% Italian, 0.3% Samoan, 0.3% Spanish.[15]

Community groups[edit]

Petrie has a number of active community groups including the Phoenix Masonic Lodge founded in 1894. Since 1929 Phoenix Lodge has been meeting at the Petrie Masonic Centre in Whites Road.[16]

The Pine Rivers branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association meets at the QCWA Hall at 1058 Anzac Avenue.[17]

Petrie Road Rest Area also known as Wylie Park, one of the heritage-listed North Coast Roadside Rest Areas, 2016
Tom Petrie's residence

Attractions[edit]

Tourism in Petrie is mainly focused on recreation. Recreational activities, such as bushwalking, canoeing, fishing and horseriding take place.

Education[edit]

Amenities[edit]

The Moreton Bay Regional Council operates a mobile library service, which visits Mathieson Park on Mundin Street.[23]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Petrie (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Petrie – suburb in Moreton Bay Region (entry 45463)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  3. ^ Unidentified, Approach to Tom Petrie's home 'Murrumba' at North Pine (now Petrie), Moreton Bay Regional Council, retrieved 22 May 2021
  4. ^ a b "Petrie – railway station in the Moreton Bay Region (entry 45463)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 22 May 2021.
  5. ^ "St. Thomas's, North Pine". The Telegraph (4, 954). Queensland, Australia. 27 August 1888. p. 5. Retrieved 22 May 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ "General News". The Queenslander. XXXVI (721). Queensland, Australia. 27 July 1889. p. 170. Retrieved 22 May 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ "The Brisbane Courier". The Brisbane Courier. XLV (9, 653). Queensland, Australia. 21 December 1888. p. 5. Retrieved 22 May 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ "Petrie – suburb in the Moreton Bay Region (entry 45463)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 22 May 2021.
  9. ^ "Tom Petrie | Monument Australia". monumentaustralia.org.au. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  10. ^ "Anzac Memorial Avenue (former) (entry 602693)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  11. ^ "Murrumba Homestead Grounds (former) (entry 602370)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  12. ^ "602841". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  13. ^ "North Coast Roadside Rest Areas (entry 602698)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  14. ^ "Sweeney's Reserve (entry 602687)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  15. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Petrie (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 February 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  16. ^ admin. "Site 27". North Pine Historical Society. Retrieved 16 March 2021.
  17. ^ "Branch Locations". Queensland Country Women's Association. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  18. ^ "Petrie SS". Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  19. ^ "Kurwongbah SS". Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  20. ^ "Our Lady of the Way School". Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  21. ^ "Mt Maria College". Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  22. ^ "USC Moreton Bay". www.usc.edu.au. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  23. ^ "Mobile Library". Moreton Bay Regional Council. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.

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