West End, Queensland (Townsville)

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This article is about the suburb of Townsville, Queensland. For the suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, see West End, Queensland.
West End
TownsvilleQueensland
Population 4,242 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4810
LGA(s) City of Townsville
State electorate(s) Townsville
Federal Division(s) Herbert
Suburbs around West End:
Garbutt Belgian Gardens Castle Hill
Garbutt West End Townsville City
Currajong Pimlico
Hyde Park
Hermit Park
Railway Estate

West End is one of the older suburbs of Townsville, Queensland, Australia. In the 2011 census, West End had a population of 4,242 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

West End is situated at the base of Castle Hill.

History[edit]

West End Cemetery

The first community cemetery is located in West End. A reflection of attitudes existing during the time it was in use, research has established that it was ethnically segregated. It has been reported that there are separate areas where, at least, Chinese and Aboriginal deceased were interred.

During World War 2, the massive Green Street bunker was used by the RAAF. It is now the State Emergency Service building.

Heritage listings[edit]

St Marys Church, West End

West End has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "West End". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 31 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Currajong (entry 600884)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "West End Cemetery (entry 601475)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "RAAF Operations Building Site (former) (entry 602260)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Townsville and District Education Centre and Memorial Gates (entry 602049)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "St Mary's Church & former Convent (entry 600879)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Townsville Showground (entry 602650)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "West End Hotel (entry 601028)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Wolverton (entry 600927)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 19°15′54″S 146°47′34″E / 19.26500°S 146.79278°E / -19.26500; 146.79278