Rocksberg

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Rocksberg
Queensland
Rocksberg is located in Queensland
Rocksberg
Rocksberg
Coordinates27°06′39″S 152°50′49″E / 27.1108°S 152.8469°E / -27.1108; 152.8469 (Rocksberg (centre of locality))Coordinates: 27°06′39″S 152°50′49″E / 27.1108°S 152.8469°E / -27.1108; 152.8469 (Rocksberg (centre of locality))
Population300 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density11.5/km2 (30/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4510
Area26.2 km2 (10.1 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)Glass House
Federal division(s)Longman
Suburbs around Rocksberg:
Campbells Pocket Wamuran Bellmere
Ocean View Rocksberg Upper Caboolture
Ocean View Moorina Moorina

Rocksberg is a rural locality in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Rocksberg had a population of 300 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

The Caboolture River flows from north to east through the locality with Zillmans Crossing (27°07′18″S 152°51′32″E / 27.1218°S 152.8588°E / -27.1218; 152.8588 (Zillmans Crossing)) being a former ford (now a low-level bridge) across the river. The ford was part of the Old North Road (now superseded by the Bruce Highway) and was named after Leopold Zillman, an early pioneer farmer in the area.[3] The river flats (elevation about 50 metres above sea level) are used for agriculture, mostly grazing, but the western side of the locality is undeveloped mountain land rising to numerous unnamed peaks, the highest being 350 metres above sea level.[4]

There is a picnic reserve near Zillmans Crossing.[5]

History[edit]

The locality takes its name from the property name used by the Zillman family.[2] In the early 1840s, the Archer brothers of Durundur Station and Evan Mackenzie of Kilcoy Station blazed a trail to connect their farms with Brisbane, creating Old North Road (as it now known) as the first road north from Brisbane. Later it was supplanted by a road closer to the coast (now known as Old Gympie Road) and subsequently by the Bruce Highway even closer to the coast.[5]

Rocksberg Provisional School opened on 19 June 1893, becoming Rocksberg State School on 1 January 1909. It closed in 1954.[6] It was located at approx 5 W James Road (27°06′23″S 152°50′10″E / 27.1063°S 152.8361°E / -27.1063; 152.8361 (Rocksberg State School (former))).[7]

In the 2011 census, Rocksberg recorded a population of 302 people, 49% female and 51% male. The median age of the Rocksberg population was 43 years, 6 years above the Australian median. 76.6% of people living in Rocksberg were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 4.7%, New Zealand 2.7%, South Africa 2.3%, Indonesia 1%, Netherlands 1%. 88% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1% Dutch, 1% German, 1% Indonesian, 0% Irish, 0% Gaelic (Scotland).[8]

In the 2016 census, Rocksberg had a population of 300 people.[1]

Education[edit]

There are no schools in Rocksberg. The nearest government primary schools are Bellmere State School in neighbouring Bellmere to the north-east, Minimbah State School in Morayfield to the east, and Dayboro State School in Dayboro to the south. The nearest government secondary schools are Tullawong State High School in Caboolture to the north-east, Morayfield State High School in Morayfield to the east, and Bray Park State High School in Bray Park to the south-east.[4]

Attractions[edit]

Rocksberg Park Heritage Reserve is a recreational area on McNamara Road alongside the Caboolture River (27°05′40″S 152°50′14″E / 27.0944°S 152.8371°E / -27.0944; 152.8371 (Rocksberg Park Heritage Reserve)). It has information about early pioneers of the district.[9] It is part of the Caboolture Heritage Drive.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Rocksberg (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Rocksberg – locality in Moreton Bay Region (entry 45465)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  3. ^ "Zillmans Crossing – ford in City of Brisbane (entry 38852)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 24 February 2022.
  5. ^ a b "Caboolture River Road: a Journey Through Time" (PDF). Moreton Bay Regional Council. Archived (PDF) from the original on 13 March 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  6. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  7. ^ "Caboolture" (Map). Queensland Government. 1932. Archived from the original on 24 September 2020. Retrieved 23 February 2022.
  8. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Rocksberg (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 February 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  9. ^ "Rocksberg Park Heritage Reserve". Visit Moreton Bay Region. Archived from the original on 13 May 2021. Retrieved 23 February 2022.
  10. ^ "Caboolture Heritage Drive Guide" (PDF). Moreton Bay Regional Council. Archived (PDF) from the original on 19 March 2021. Retrieved 24 February 2022.