Swanbank, Queensland

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Swanbank
IpswichQueensland
Swanbank Power Station.jpg
Swanbank Power Station, 2009
Postcode(s) 4306
Location
LGA(s) City of Ipswich
State electorate(s) Bundamba
Federal Division(s) Blair
Suburbs around Swanbank:
Raceview Blackstone Redbank Plains
Flinders View Swanbank White Rock
Ripley South Ripley South Ripley

Swanbank is a locality in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[1]

Geography[edit]

The predominant land usage in Swanbank is industrial, including the Swanbank Power Station.

History[edit]

Early settler James Foote named the locality after his wife's birthplace Swanbank in Lanarkshire, Scotland.[2] Previous names for this area were Logan Lagoon and Josey's Lagoon.[1]

On 31 July 1972, the Box Flat Mine experienced an explosion which took the lives of 18 men and led to the closure of the mine.[3]

Heritage[edit]

Swanbank railway station is used by a heritage and railway preservation society. The heritage train trips are operated by Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway who have steam train rides around Swanbank rail loop which was used to service the coal needs of Swanbank power station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Swanbank - locality (entry 48355)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  2. ^ Scottish Place Names - Brisbane, Australia Archived 2008-05-07 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Craig Wallace (4 June 2009). "Q150 bridge naming kicks off with Box Flat Bridge". Ministerial Media Statement. Department of the Premier and Cabinet. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2010. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°40′S 152°49′E / 27.667°S 152.817°E / -27.667; 152.817