West End, Queensland (Townsville)

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West End
TownsvilleQueensland
Population4,064 (2016 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.[2]

Geography[edit]

West End is situated at the base of Castle Hill (the 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.

Townsville West State School opened on 21 March 1887 and celebrated its centenary in 1987.[3][4]

St Mary's School opened on 1 October 1888 and closed on 16 July 1997.[5]

Townsville West Special School opened on 29 September 1958 and closed on 21 December 1992.[4]

Heritage listings[edit]

St Marys Church, West End

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "West End (Townsville - Qld) (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "West End". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 31 January 2016. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ Stuart, Ann; Townsville West State School (1987), Townsville West State School centenary 1887-1987, Townsville West State School, retrieved 3 February 2018
  4. ^ a b "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  5. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  6. ^ "Currajong (entry 600884)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  7. ^ "West End Cemetery (entry 601475)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  8. ^ "RAAF Operations Building Site (former) (entry 602260)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  9. ^ "Townsville and District Education Centre and Memorial Gates (entry 602049)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  10. ^ "St Mary's Church & former Convent (entry 600879)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  11. ^ "Townsville Showground (entry 602650)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  12. ^ "West End Hotel (entry 601028)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  13. ^ "Wolverton (entry 600927)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013.

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