Silkstone, Queensland

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Silkstone
IpswichQueensland
Alice Street, Silkstone, Queensland.jpg
Alice Street, 2015
Silkstone is located in Queensland
Silkstone
Silkstone
Coordinates27°37′23″S 152°47′24″E / 27.6230°S 152.7900°E / -27.6230; 152.7900Coordinates: 27°37′23″S 152°47′24″E / 27.6230°S 152.7900°E / -27.6230; 152.7900
Population3,480 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,740/km2 (4,510/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4304
Area2.0 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)City of Ipswich
State electorate(s)Ipswich
Federal Division(s)Blair
Suburbs around Silkstone:
Newtown Booval Bundamba
Eastern Heights Silkstone Blackstone
Raceview Raceview Blackstone

Silkstone is a suburb in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Silkstone had a population of 3,480 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Bundamba Creek marks the eastern boundary of Silkstone.

History[edit]

Newtown State School opened on 1 July 1882. In 1915 the school was moved to a new location and renamed Silkstone State School.[3][4][5]

In December 1895 the Anglican Diocese's architect John Buckeridge called for tenders to erect the Church of All Saints in Bundanba (as Bundamba was then known)[6] on land donated by Miss Ferrett and Mr Harry Ferrett. Bishop William Webber laid the foundation stone on Friday 24 January 1896.[7] Bishop Webber opened and dedicated the new church on Saturday 16 May 1896.[8][9] In April 1897 Harry Ferrett was married in the church.[10] In 1913 the church building was moved by rolling it on beer barrels to Silkstone. In 1930 it was moved again on a flat-top lorry to its current location in Booval.[11] A new church hall for All Saints' Anglican Church was opened in Booval on Sunday 10 May 1930.[12] The second All Saints' Anglican Church was dedicated in Booval in 1983.[13]

Bremer State High School opened 26 January 1959 at 73 Blackstone Road (27°37′15″S 152°46′48″E / 27.620825°S 152.780042°E / -27.620825; 152.780042).[14][14] In 2011, the school relocated to a new site at 133-153 Warwick Road, Ipswich.[15]

Education[edit]

Silkstone State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Molloy Street (27°37′08″S 152°47′05″E / 27.6190°S 152.7847°E / -27.6190; 152.7847 (Silkstone State School)).[16][17] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 828 students with 64 teachers (59 full-time equivalent) and 35 non-teaching staff (25 full-time equivalent).[18] It includes a special education program.[16]

Claremont Special School is a special primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at 136a Robertson Road (27°37′46″S 152°47′15″E / 27.6295°S 152.7876°E / -27.6295; 152.7876 (Claremont Special School)).[16][19] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 144 students with 44 teachers (34 full-time equivalent) and 43 non-teaching staff (31 full-time equivalent).[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Silkstone (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Silkstone - suburb in City of Ipswich (entry 45077)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  3. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  4. ^ "Our school". Silkstone State School. 10 May 2012. Archived from the original on 14 April 2020. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Silkstone State School". Department of Education and Training. Archived from the original on 10 March 2016. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Advertising". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald And General Advertiser. XXXVI, (5376). Queensland, Australia. 21 December 1895. p. 3. Retrieved 18 September 2020 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  7. ^ "Anglican Church of All Saints, Bundanba". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald And General Advertiser. XXXVI, (5390). Queensland, Australia. 25 January 1896. p. 5. Retrieved 18 September 2020 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  8. ^ "Local and General News". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald And General Advertiser. XXXVI, (5437). Queensland, Australia. 14 May 1896. p. 4. Retrieved 18 September 2020 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  9. ^ "All Saints' (Anglican) Church, Bundanba". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald And General Advertiser. XXXVI, (5439). Queensland, Australia. 19 May 1896. p. 4. Retrieved 18 September 2020 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  10. ^ "MR. FERRETT—MISS MAUGHAN". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald And General Advertiser. XXXVII, (5583). Queensland, Australia. 22 April 1897. p. 5. Retrieved 18 September 2020 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  11. ^ "All Saints' Anglican Church Booval". www.facebook.com. 16 May 2020. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  12. ^ "ALL SAINTS' HALL". Queensland Times. LXX, (13774). Queensland, Australia. 12 May 1930. p. 6 (DAILY.). Retrieved 18 September 2020 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  13. ^ "Year Book" (PDF). Anglican Archdiocese of Brisbane. 2019. p. 133. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 September 2020. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  14. ^ a b Chiclcott, Tanya; Vlasic, Kimberley (7 June 2013). "Full school asssets sale list". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  15. ^ "Our school". Bremer State High School. 19 December 2012. Archived from the original on 30 October 2019. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ "Silkstone State School". Archived from the original on 4 May 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  18. ^ a b "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  19. ^ "Claremont Special School". Archived from the original on 1 June 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2018.

External links[edit]

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