Red Hill, Queensland

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Red Hill
BrisbaneQueensland
StateLibQld 2 184327 Ithaca Town Council Chambers in Red Hill, Brisbane, 1919.jpg
The Ithaca Town Council Chambers in Enoggera Terrace in 1920.
Population 5,016 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 2,950/km2 (7,640/sq mi)
Established 1887
Postcode(s) 4059
Area 1.7 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Location 3 km (2 mi) from Brisbane CBD
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(The Gap Ward)
State electorate(s) Mount Coot-tha
Federal Division(s) Brisbane
Suburbs around Red Hill:
Ashgrove
St Johns Wood
Kelvin Grove and Ashgrove Kelvin Grove
Bardon Red Hill Spring Hill
Paddington Paddington CBD

Red Hill is an inner suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) north-west of the Brisbane CBD.

Geography[edit]

The suburb is very hilly and mainly residential, with shops and small businesses located on Musgrave and Waterworks Roads.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census the population of Red Hill was 5,016, 48.6% female and 51.4% male.[1]

The median age of the Red Hill population was 43 years, 6 years above the Australian median.

89.1% of people living in Red Hill were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were England 1.2%, South Africa 1.2%, Zambia 1.2%, Czech Republic 1.2%.

93.7% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were Italian 2.4%, Greek 2.0%, Mandarin 1.5%, French 1.2% and Cantonese 1.0%.

History[edit]

From 1887 Red Hill was part of Shire of Ithaca,[2] which subsequently became the Town of Ithaca in 1903.[3] The Ithaca Town Council was absorbed into the Brisbane City Council in 1925.[3] The council chambers of the former Town Council were located in Enoggera Terrace and after amalgamation were used by the Brisbane City Council as a public library. The library closed in 1998.

A landmark of the suburb is St Bridget's Church, Red Hill, a Roman Catholic church, which was built in 1914. Its hilltop position and grand structure ensures that it is visible from all directions.[4]

Heritage listings[edit]

Red Hill has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Schools[edit]

Red Hill is serviced by a number of schools in the surrounding suburbs including The Petrie Terrace State School in Paddington, Kelvin Grove State College in Kelvin Grove, Red Hill Special School and Ithaca Creek State School located on Lugg St, Bardon which is one of the oldest schools in Queensland, having opened on 28 September 1885.

Transport[edit]

Bus – Red Hill is serviced by multiple council buses: the 380, 381 and 379 running along Waterworks and Musgrave Roads, the 378 running along Arthur Terrace, and the 377 running along Kennedy Terrace.

Until August 1968, electric trams ran along Waterwords Road, Musgrave Road and Enoggera Terrace.[citation needed]

Sport[edit]

The suburb is also the home of Brisbane's National Rugby League team, the Brisbane Broncos. Gilbert Park is the location of the Bronco's training ground, Leagues Club and general club management.

The Ithaca Bowling Club in Gilbert Park was founded in May 1930 to cater for the western suburbs, with the clubhouse opened on 9 May 1931.

In popular culture[edit]

Red Hill has gained some literary significance, thanks to the Nick Earls' novel Zigzag Street, set in the Red Hill street of the same name.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Red Hill (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Agency ID9741, Ithaca Shire Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Agency ID9635, Ithaca Town Council". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  4. ^ OurBrisbane.com - Red Hill
  5. ^ "Cross Terrace (entry 600285)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Ithaca Town Council Chambers and Red Hill Kindergarten (former) (entry 602058)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Normanby Hotel (entry 600283)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Warriston (entry 600276)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "St Brigids Church (entry 600284)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "St Brigid's Convent (entry 601078)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Craigerne (entry 600286)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  12. ^ Earls, Nick (1996), Zigzag street, Anchor, ISBN 978-0-330-35533-9 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°27′04″S 153°00′14″E / 27.451°S 153.004°E / -27.451; 153.004