Redlynch, Queensland

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Redlynch
CairnsQueensland
View from Kuranda Scenic Railway, Kuranda - panoramio (2).jpg
Redlynch residential housing as seen from the Kuranda Scenic Railway, 2013
Redlynch is located in Queensland
Redlynch
Redlynch
Coordinates16°53′S 145°42′E / 16.883°S 145.700°E / -16.883; 145.700Coordinates: 16°53′S 145°42′E / 16.883°S 145.700°E / -16.883; 145.700
Population9,728 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)4870
Location11.5 km (7 mi) NW of Cairns CBD
LGA(s)Cairns Region
State electorate(s)Barron River
Federal Division(s)Leichhardt
Suburbs around Redlynch:
Barron Gorge Kamerunga Freshwater
Barron Gorge Redlynch Brinsmead
Lamb Range Lamb Range Kanimbla

Redlynch is a town and suburb of Cairns in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2016 census, Redlynch had a population of 9,728 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Redlynch lies along the valley created by Freshwater Creek with the Redlynch Intake Road being the major artery running from north to south roughly parallel and west of the creek.[4]

The residential development occurs along the lower slopes of the valley (mostly 10-50 metres above sea level) while the eastern and western sides of the suburb are undeveloped bushland on steep slopes rising to 500-600 metres which form part of the Barron Gorge National Park. The Kuranda Scenic Railway winds its way up the north-eastern slopes of Redlynch with two stations in the suburb, Redlynch and Jungara.[4]

History[edit]

Red Beret Hotel, 2018

The first stage of the Cairns-to-Herberton railway line was from Cairns to a location that was known to the project as the Eight Mile Camp.[5] This first stage stage opened in November 1887 at which time the railway station at the Eight Mile Camp was named Redlynch railway station.[6] According to the Queensland Railway Department, the name Redlynch refers to Redlynch, Wiltshire in England,[7] but other government information suggests it was named after Redlynch, Somerset in England.[2][3]

In anticipation of the railway's opening, Thomas Dillon constructed the Terminus Hotel built near the Redlynch railway station.[8] The hotel was sold to Joseph Best in December 1888,[9] and passed to Thomas Lavercombe in July 1889.[10] Subsequent licensees included Samuel Thomas Walker and William Arthur.[11] In March 1891, Arthur was bankrupted and the hotel was sold to Mangus Petersen.[12] It was destroyed by fire in the 1920s.

The Redlynch Hotel was constructed in 1926 opposite the railway station; it is now known as the Red Beret Hotel.[5]

Redlynch State School opened on 15 February 1932 and in 2007 added a secondary component to become Redlynch State College.[13]

The Redlynch Central Shopping Centre opened in 2005 and expanded in 2014.[14]

Heritage listings[edit]

Redlynch has the following heritage listings:

Amenities[edit]

Redlynch Shopping Village, 2018

Redlynch Shopping Village is opposite the hotel and diagonally opposite the railway station on the corner of Redlynch Intake Road and Margaret Street. Redlynch Central Shopping Centre is located in Larsen Road off Redlynch Connection Road.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Redlynch (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Redlynch - town (entry 28277)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Redlynch - suburb (entry 48852)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  5. ^ a b Randall, Brian (17 November 2011). "Cairns suburbs - Redlynch". SLQ blogs - John Oxley Library. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Holiday Sports". Cairns Post. V, (262). Queensland, Australia. 12 November 1887. p. 3. Retrieved 13 May 2018 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  7. ^ "SKETCHER". The Queenslander (2457). Queensland, Australia. 18 April 1914. p. 8. Retrieved 13 May 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ "Advertising". Cairns Post. IV, (201). Queensland, Australia. 17 March 1887. p. 3. Retrieved 13 May 2018 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  9. ^ "Monthly Licensing Sessions". Cairns Post. VI, (373). Queensland, Australia. 8 December 1888. p. 2. Retrieved 13 May 2018 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  10. ^ "Advertising". Cairns Post. VII, (440). Queensland, Australia. 31 July 1889. p. 3. Retrieved 13 May 2018 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  11. ^ "Advertising". Cairns Post. VIII, (541). Queensland, Australia. 26 July 1890. p. 3. Retrieved 13 May 2018 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  12. ^ "Advertising". Cairns Post. VIII, (608). Queensland, Australia. 21 March 1891. p. 2. Retrieved 13 May 2018 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  13. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  14. ^ a b "Redlynch Central Shopping Centre". Archived from the original on 24 September 2018. Retrieved 24 September 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  15. ^ "Xavier and Sadie Herbert's Cottage (former) (entry 601739)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  16. ^ "Cairns Railway, Section from Redlynch to Crooked Creek Bridge (entry 600755)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 1 August 2014.

External links[edit]

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