Raceview, Queensland

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Raceview
IpswichQueensland
Edwards Street at Raceview, Queensland.jpg
Edwards Street, 2016
Raceview is located in Queensland
Raceview
Raceview
Coordinates27°38′17″S 152°46′38″E / 27.6380°S 152.7772°E / -27.6380; 152.7772 (Raceview (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 27°38′17″S 152°46′38″E / 27.6380°S 152.7772°E / -27.6380; 152.7772 (Raceview (centre of suburb))
Population9,721 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,648/km2 (4,270/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4305
Area5.9 km2 (2.3 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)City of Ipswich
State electorate(s)Ipswich
Federal division(s)Blair
Suburbs around Raceview:
Ipswich CBD Eastern Heights Silkstone
Churchill Raceview Blackstone
Flinders View Flinders View Swanbank

Raceview is a suburb of Ipswich in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Raceview had a population of 9,721 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

The Cunningham Highway passes through the south-eastern corner of Raceview, entering from Blackstone and exiting to Flinders View.[3]

History[edit]

In 1828 during the convict era, there was a farm called Plough Station.[4] The origin of the suburb name is from an early racecourse at the end of Grange Road, which later relocated to Bundamba.[2]

Raceview Provisional School opened on 20 August 1901. On 1 January 1909, it became Raceview State School.[5]

USAF Military Cemetery
American Military Cemetery, 1946

During World War II, American military personnel who died in or near Australia were buried in a 6.5-acre (2.6 ha) extension of Ipswich General Cemetery as a temporary arrangement until their bodies could be returned to the United States after the war. Mrs Rose Manson, who lived in nearby Salisbury Street, placed flowers on the graves every Sunday and wrote letters to their next-of-kin in the USA, reporting on the burial ceremonies and sending them photos of the cemetery.[6] Many of the families wrote back to her, some sending seeds from their gardens, which she grew to provide flowers for the graves. She also sent cards on Mothers Day to the mothers. After the war ended, Mrs Dave Moretz of Wichita, whose son Harry was among the graves Mrs Mason visited, launched a national campaign to raise money to bring Mrs Mason to the USA. In May 1947, Mrs Mason left Sydney on the Marine Phoenix for a six-month tour of all of the states of the USA.[7][8] In November and December 1947, 1397 American war dead were exhumed from the cemetery, embalmed, placed in steel coffins, and taken on the ship Gauchec Victory to the United States for permanent burial with military honours.[9][10] All that remained of the former cemetery was a white memorial which was the base of the flagpole and part of the cemetery around that memorial was made into a park, called Manson Park in Mrs Manson's honour. In 1971, Major J. Watson of the United States Air Force placed a commemorative plaque in the park.[11][12]

In August 1947, Raceview Public Hall was established on a site north of the Raceview State School (now 185 Cascade Street, 27°38′21″S 152°46′58″E / 27.6393°S 152.7827°E / -27.6393; 152.7827 (Raceview Public Hall)) by relocating the former Glenville Hall from South Station Road, Booval.[13] As at 2022, the building is still extant, but not in use as a public hall.[14]

In May 1959, the Starline Drive-In Theatre opened on the southern side of Cascade Street between Whitehill Road and Raceview Street. It could accommodate 300 cars. It subsequently[when?] was converted to have two screens. It closed in 1996 and was demolished by 1977. The site is now the Cascade Gardens Retirement Village.[15][16]

Bethany Lutheran Primary School opened on 2 February 1982.[5]

In the 2016 census, Raceview had a population of 9,721 people.[1]

Education[edit]

Raceview State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 96 Wildey Street (27°38′26″S 152°46′56″E / 27.6406°S 152.7823°E / -27.6406; 152.7823 (Raceview State School)).[17][18] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 996 students with 69 teachers (63 full-time equivalent) and 45 non-teaching staff (29 full-time equivalent).[19] It includes a special education program.[17]

Bethany Lutheran Primary School is a private primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 126 Cascade Street (27°38′14″S 152°46′35″E / 27.6373°S 152.7764°E / -27.6373; 152.7764 (Bethany Lutheran Primary School)).[17][20] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 278 students with 22 teachers (19 full-time equivalent) and 21 non-teaching staff (11 full-time equivalent).[19]

There are no secondary schools in Raceview. The nearest government secondary school is Bremer State High School in neighbouring Ipswich CBD to the west.[3]

Amenities[edit]

There is a shopping precinct on Raceview Road (27°38′04″S 152°46′29″E / 27.6344°S 152.7748°E / -27.6344; 152.7748 (shopping precinct)).[21] Raceview Post Office is located within that precinct (27°38′05″S 152°46′30″E / 27.6347°S 152.7750°E / -27.6347; 152.7750 (Raceview Post Office)).[22]

Cascade Gardens Retirement Village is at 67 Cascade Street (27°38′19″S 152°46′19″E / 27.6385°S 152.7719°E / -27.6385; 152.7719 (Cascade Gardens Retirement Village)).[22]

Elim Retirement Village is at 123 Cemetery Road (27°38′02″S 152°46′44″E / 27.6339°S 152.7789°E / -27.6339; 152.7789 (Elim Retirement Village)).[22]

Ipswich Hockey is at 65 Briggs Road (27°38′26″S 152°45′36″E / 27.6405°S 152.7600°E / -27.6405; 152.7600 (Ipswich Hockey)).[22]

Brothers Leagues Club Ipswich is at 20 Wildey Road (27°37′51″S 152°47′05″E / 27.6309°S 152.7848°E / -27.6309; 152.7848 (sports centre)).[21]

Parks[edit]

There are a number of parks in the area:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Raceview (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Raceview – suburb in City of Ipswich (entry 45071)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Ipswich History Time Line" (PDF). Ipswich City Council. p. 1. Archived (PDF) from the original on 17 September 2021. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  5. ^ a b Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  6. ^ "NEWS OF WAR GRAVES VALUED IN U.S.A." Queensland Times. No. 18, 190. Queensland, Australia. 20 March 1945. p. 3 (DAILY). Archived from the original on 18 February 2022. Retrieved 18 February 2022 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ "Ipswich Mother Going To U.S." The Courier-mail. No. 3280. Queensland, Australia. 30 May 1947. p. 5. Archived from the original on 18 February 2022. Retrieved 18 February 2022 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ "Memorial Wreaths Prelude To U.S. Tour". Sunday Mail. No. 893. Queensland, Australia. 1 June 1947. p. 5. Archived from the original on 18 February 2022. Retrieved 18 February 2022 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ "WORK AT U.S. CEMETERY SHOULD FINISH TO-DAY". Queensland Times. No. 19, 046. Queensland, Australia. 20 December 1947. p. 2 (DAILY). Archived from the original on 18 February 2022. Retrieved 18 February 2022 – via National Library of Australia.
  10. ^ "American War Cemetery" (PDF). Ipswich City Council. Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 April 2021. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  11. ^ "United States Armed Forces Military Cemetery". Monument Australia. Archived from the original on 18 February 2022. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  12. ^ "USAF Military Cemetery Ipswich, Ipswich, Queensland, during WW2". Australia@War. Archived from the original on 14 May 2021. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  13. ^ "PUBLIC HALL AT RACEVIEW". Queensland Times. No. 18, 938. Queensland, Australia. 16 August 1947. p. 2 (DAILY). Archived from the original on 20 February 2022. Retrieved 20 February 2022 – via National Library of Australia.
  14. ^ Google (20 February 2022). "Raceview Public Hall (former?)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 20 February 2022.
  15. ^ "List of cinemas and theatres in Queensland" (PDF). Cinema and Theatre Historical Society of Australia. Archived (PDF) from the original on 9 April 2021. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  16. ^ "Starline Drive-In in Ipswich, AU - Cinema Treasures". cinematreasures.org. Archived from the original on 17 January 2021. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  17. ^ a b c "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  18. ^ "Raceview State School". Raceview State School. 5 May 2020. Archived from the original on 19 March 2021. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  19. ^ a b "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  20. ^ "Bethany Lutheran Primary School". Archived from the original on 9 December 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  21. ^ a b "Building areas - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 17 November 2020. Archived from the original on 17 November 2020. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  22. ^ a b c d "Building points - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 17 November 2020. Archived from the original on 25 November 2020. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  23. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Land for public recreation - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 20 November 2020. Archived from the original on 22 November 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  24. ^ "Cemetery Areas - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 12 November 2020. Archived from the original on 15 November 2020. Retrieved 12 November 2020.

External links[edit]

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