West Rockhampton, Queensland

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West Rockhampton
RockhamptonQueensland
West Rockhampton is located in Queensland
West Rockhampton
West Rockhampton
Coordinates 23°23′15″S 150°28′53″E / 23.38750°S 150.48139°E / -23.38750; 150.48139Coordinates: 23°23′15″S 150°28′53″E / 23.38750°S 150.48139°E / -23.38750; 150.48139
Population 1,810 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4700
Location
LGA(s) Rockhampton Region
State electorate(s) Rockhampton
Federal Division(s) Capricornia
Suburbs around West Rockhampton:
Pink Lily Pink Lily Wandal
Pink Lily West Rockhampton The Range
Fairy Bower Fairy Bower The Range

West Rockhampton is a suburb of Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia situated about six kilometres north-west of the central business district. At the 2011 census, West Rockhampton had a population of 1,810.[1]

History[edit]

Two schools were established in the area. Crescent Lagoon, the local primary school, was established around 1896, and was moved to its current location in 1932.

In the 2006 census, West Rockhampton had a population of 1,457.[2]

Heritage listings[edit]

West Rockhampton has the following heritage listings:

Facilities[edit]

West Rockhampton is also the location of the Rockhampton Airport, the Rockhampton Golf Club and the Brothers Rockhampton Roos the local Australian Rules Football Club.

The Rockhampton Regional Council operate a public library at the Rockhampton Airport called the "Anytime Library" (which, as at 2018, is open from 5am to 9:30pm every day).[4]

Big Bulls[edit]

West Rockhampton is home to one of the seven Big Bulls statues that decorate Rockhampton, which regards itself as the Beef Capital of Australia. There is a statue of a Droughtmaster bull outside Rockhampton Airport.[5][6] The Big Bulls are listed as one of Australia's big things.[7]

The theft of the testicles from the bulls is a common prank and they frequently have to be replaced. Some residents also feel that the bull statues over-emphasise one aspect of the city and should be relocated to less prominent locations. However, there is strong public support for the retention of the bulls.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "West Rockhampton". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 December 2015. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "West Rockhampton (Rockhampton City) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-02-26.
  3. ^ "St Aubins (entry 600790)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Rockhampton Regional Library, Public Libraries Connect". Public Libraries Connect. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Where's the Beef?". Rockhampton Art Gallery. Archived from the original on 5 August 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  6. ^ Robinson, Paul; Farrow-Smith, Elloise; Saunders, Miranda (17 April 2014). "An ownership row has erupted over who holds Australia's Beef Capital title". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 5 August 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  7. ^ Clark, David (2004). Big Things: Australia's Amazing Roadside Attractions. Penguin Books. pp. 10–13. ISBN 0-14-300200-7.
  8. ^ Whop, Marlina (20 November 2013). "Tourism group rears up over Rockhampton bull statues". ABC News. Archived from the original on 6 August 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2017.

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