Tennyson, Queensland

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Tennyson
BrisbaneQueensland
King Arthur Terrace Tennyson.jpg
King Arthur Terrace, 2014
Tennyson is located in Queensland
Tennyson
Tennyson
Coordinates27°31′39″S 153°00′08″E / 27.5275°S 153.0022°E / -27.5275; 153.0022 (Tennyson (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 27°31′39″S 153°00′08″E / 27.5275°S 153.0022°E / -27.5275; 153.0022 (Tennyson (centre of suburb))
Population1,019 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density784/km2 (2,030/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4105
Area1.3 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location9.4 km (6 mi) SW of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Tennyson Ward)[2]
State electorate(s)Miller
Federal division(s)Moreton
Suburbs around Tennyson:
Indooroopilly Indooroopilly Indooroopilly
Graceville Tennyson Yeerongpilly
Sherwood Rocklea Yeerongpilly

Tennyson is a southern riverside suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[3] In the 2016 census, Tennyson had a population of 1,019 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Tennyson is 9.4 kilometres (5.8 mi) by road south-west of the Brisbane GPO.[4] It is on the southern bank of the Brisbane River.[5]

History[edit]

The area was originally named Softstone or Softstone Pocket by James Strong, one of the original settlers.[6][7] In May 1887 it was announced that the Softstone Pocket railway siding on the South Coast railway line would be renamed Tennyson. Local businessman Edgar Wright Walker is said to have proposed the area be renamed Tennyson after the British poet Alfred Tennyson.[6][8][9]

In April 1888 255 suburban lots in the Tennyson Estate were auctioned by R.J. Cottell on behalf of the Queensland Deposit Bank.[10]

Tennyson State School opened on 18 June 1934 at Lofter Street. It closed on 31 December 1972.[11] Tennyson Special School opened on 30 January 1973 on the former Tennyson State School site, being renamed Tennyson Specific Purpose School in 2010.[11]

The Tennyson Power Station opened in 1953. It was a coal-fired power station. It closed in 1986 and subsequently demolished.[12][13]

Barrett Adolescent Centre Special School opened on 29 January 1985 as a special school at The Park Centre for Mental Health at Wacol for students attending the centre as inpatients or outpatients. In 2014 it relocated to be adjacent to Yeronga State High School and then to former Tennyson State School site.[11]

The Queensland Tennis Centre opened on 2 January 2009 on the site of the former Tennyson Power Station (27°31′31″S 153°00′27″E / 27.5254°S 153.0074°E / -27.5254; 153.0074 (Queensland Tennis Centre)). It cost A$82 million. It hosts major tennis competitions, the largest being the Brisbane International Tennis Tournament each January.[14][15]

In the 2016 census, Tennyson had a population of 1,019 people.[1]

Education[edit]

Barrett Adolescent Centre Special School is a specific-purpose secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls with complex mental health needs at 38 Lofter Street (27°31′38″S 153°00′12″E / 27.5272°S 153.0032°E / -27.5272; 153.0032 (Barrett Adolescent Centre Special School)).[16][17] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 24 students with 10 teachers (7 full-time equivalent) and 8 non-teaching staff (4 full-time equivalent).[18]

There are no general-purpose schools in Tennyson. The nearest government primary schools are Sherwood State School in neighbouring Sherwood to the south-west or Yeronga State School in Yeronga to the north-east. The nearest secondary school is Yeronga State High School in Yeronga.[5]

Sport[edit]

The Queensland Tennis Centre is located in Tennyson. It is built on the site of the demolished Tennyson Power Station.[19]

St Joseph's, Gregory Terrace, an upper primary and secondary boys' school has extensive playing fields and a rowing shed on the banks of Oxley Creek which forms the western boundary of the suburb.

Transport[edit]

Services to the Tennyson railway station (27°31′32″S 153°00′17″E / 27.5256°S 153.0047°E / -27.5256; 153.0047 (Tennyson railway station)) were suspended after 3 June 2011, with no plans for reinstatement.[20]

For more than half a century bus services have run through the suburb providing access to the CBD and to the suburb of Indooroopilly.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census the population of Tennyson was 859, 51% female and 49% male.[21] The median age of the Tennyson population was 41 years, four years above the Australian median. 70.8% of people living in Tennyson were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%. The other top responses for country of birth were England 4.1%, New Zealand 2.4%, Philippines 1.3%, Germany 1.2%, United States of America 1%. 83.6% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 1.2% Vietnamese, 0.9% Spanish, 0.8% Invented Languages, 0.8% Korean, 0.6% Filipino.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Tennyson (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Tennyson Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 4 March 2017. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Tennyson – suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 44351)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Brisbane GPO to Tennyson". Google Maps. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 10 October 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Tennyson". State Library Of Queensland. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  7. ^ "Advertising". The Queenslander. VIII (410). Queensland, Australia. 13 December 1873. p. 1. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ "The Brisbane Courier". The Brisbane Courier. XLIII (9, 157). Queensland, Australia. 21 May 1887. p. 5. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ "Tennyson – railway station in City of Brisbane (entry 33707)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  10. ^ "Advertising". The Telegraph (4, 839). Queensland, Australia. 14 April 1888. p. 10. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  11. ^ a b c Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  12. ^ "The History of the Tennyson Reach Site". Archived from the original on 21 August 2009. via the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ "Tennyson Power Station". Archived from the original on 28 December 2011. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
  14. ^ "Your first view of the Tennyson Tennis Centre". Brisbane Times. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2009.
  15. ^ "Queensland Tennis Centre". Department of Public Works. Archived from the original on 16 May 2009. Retrieved 25 November 2009.
  16. ^ "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  17. ^ "Barrett Adolescent Centre Special School". Archived from the original on 29 March 2020. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  18. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  19. ^ "Queensland Tennis Centre". Department of Public Works. Archived from the original on 16 May 2009. Retrieved 25 November 2009.
  20. ^ "BrizCommuter: Tennyson Line Extinction". BrizCommuter. 4 June 2011. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  21. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Tennyson (Brisbane City) (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 October 2011. Edit this at Wikidata

External links[edit]

  • "Tennyson". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.