Woodend, Queensland

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Woodend
IpswichQueensland
Sports oval at Ipswich Grammar School in Woodend, Queensland.jpg
Ipswich Grammar School sports oval, 2016
Population 1,302 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,590/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4305
Area 1.3 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s) City of Ipswich
State electorate(s) Ipswich
Federal Division(s) Blair
Suburbs around Woodend:
Brassall Brassall North Ipswich
Coalfalls Woodend North Ipswich
Sadliers Crossing Ipswich Ipswich

Woodend is an inner-city suburb in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2] The population of Woodend at 2016 was 1302 people.[3]

Geography[edit]

Woodend's northern and eastern border is defined by the meandering course of the Bremer River.

History[edit]

The origin of the suburb name is from the name given to the residence of Arthur Macalister, a Scottish migrant who became the second Premier of Queensland.[2]

Woodend claims a few firsts for the Ipswich area:

  • In 1848 Woodend Pocket was the first coal-bearing crown land in the Ipswich area to be subdivided into small 'coal allotments
  • In 1854 Englishman John Ferrett opened the first successful Ipswich coal mine in the Woodend area (The Radstock Pit)
  • In 1862 John Panton grew the first cotton in Ipswich in the Woodend area
  • One of Ipswich's first schools was opened by Daniel McGrath, 1847 in the Woodend area.[4]

Following its early days as coal lots, the Woodend area was mostly cleared of bush by the 1860s. Woodend became a middle class suburb with a residential heritage. Woodend became home to:

Transport[edit]

Woodend has no train station, however it is serviced by the nearby Ipswich Station.

Education[edit]

Parks and Sports Facilities[edit]

  • Woodend Park
  • Smith Park
  • Timothy Molony Park (Owned by Saint Mary's Catholic Parish)

Places of worship[edit]

  • St Mary's Catholic Church, cnr Roseberry and Elizabeth Streets

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Woodend (QLD) (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 March 2018.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Woodend - suburb (entry 45090)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 23 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "2016 Census quick stats". Australia Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 20 April 2018. 
  4. ^ a b "About Ipswich suburb place names". Ipswich City Council. Retrieved 20 September 2017. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°36′S 152°45′E / 27.600°S 152.750°E / -27.600; 152.750