Rangeville, Queensland

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Rangeville
ToowoombaQueensland
Maker Street Rangeville.jpg
Maker Street, 2014
Rangeville is located in Queensland
Rangeville
Rangeville
Coordinates 27°35′06″S 151°59′28″E / 27.585°S 151.991°E / -27.585; 151.991Coordinates: 27°35′06″S 151°59′28″E / 27.585°S 151.991°E / -27.585; 151.991
Population 8,217 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 814/km2 (2,107/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4350
Area 10.1 km2 (3.9 sq mi)
Location 5 km (3 mi) SE of Toowoomba
LGA(s) Toowoomba Region
State electorate(s) Toowoomba South
Federal Division(s) Groom
Suburbs around Rangeville:
South Toowoomba Redwood Withcott
Centenary Heights Rangeville Blanchview
Middle Ridge Middle Ridge Silver Ridge

Rangeville is a suburb of Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, located 5 kilometres (3 mi) south-east of the city centre. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 8,217.[1]

Geography[edit]

The suburb's eastern boundary is home to four reserves: Picnic Point Park (with several lookouts, a restaurant and a bar); Mount Tabletop, accessible only by a walking track from Table Top Drive; McKnight Park, and J. E. Duggan Park, named for former Labor Opposition leader Jack Duggan who represented the local area for over 30 years. The western boundary along East Creek is home to the Toowoomba Bicentennial Waterbird Habitat.

At Pincic Point a 150-foot flagpole was erected as part of the Q150 celebrations.[2]

History[edit]

As closer settlement moved further along the range from Toowoomba, the suburb appears to have been named Rangeville to distinguish it from The Range, which was the general term for the area along the Range.[3]

Heritage listings[edit]

Rodway residence, 2014

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

Education[edit]

[7] Rangeville contains two schools: Rangeville State School (1909)[8] and St. Joseph's College (Catholic, 1956).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Rangeville (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 November 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Aussie flag flies high over Picnic Point". The Chronicle. 14 January 2009. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Rangeville (entry 48049)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Geeumbi (entry 600867)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Rodway (entry 600868)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "Picnic Point and adjacent Parkland (entry 601205)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland schools". Department of Education and Training. Queensland Government. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  8. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland schools". Department of Education and Training. Queensland Government. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Rangeville, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons