Woodend, Queensland

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Woodend
IpswichQueensland
Sports oval at Ipswich Grammar School in Woodend, Queensland.jpg
Ipswich Grammar School sports oval, 2016
Woodend is located in Queensland
Woodend
Woodend
Coordinates27°36′17″S 152°45′11″E / 27.6047°S 152.7530°E / -27.6047; 152.7530 (Woodend (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 27°36′17″S 152°45′11″E / 27.6047°S 152.7530°E / -27.6047; 152.7530 (Woodend (centre of suburb))
Population1,302 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,590/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4305
Area1.3 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
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 CBD Ipswich CBD

Woodend is an inner suburb of Ipswich in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Woodend had a population of 1,302 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Woodend's northern and eastern border is defined by the meandering course of the Bremer River.[3]

History[edit]

St Mary's Catholic Primary School, 1940s
Christian Brothers' School, circa 1892
St Mary's College at its opening, January 1948

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

In 1848 Woodend Pocket was the first coal-bearing crown land in the Ipswich area to be subdivided into small 'coal allotments.[4]

In 1854 Englishman John Ferrett opened the first successful Ipswich coal mine in the Woodend area (The Radstock Pit).[4]

In 1862 John Panton grew the first cotton in Ipswich in the Woodend area.[4]

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.[4]

St Mary's Primary School was established in May 1863 by the Sisters of Mercy under the leadership of Mother Vincent Whitty. On the first day more than 100 students were enrolled.[5][6]

Ipswich Grammar School opened on 25 September 1863.[6] It was the first school to open as a result of the Grammar Schools Act of 1860.[citation needed]

In 1892, the Christian Brothers arrived in Ipswich and established St Mary's Christian Brothers College as a separate boys' school on the corner of Mary and Elizabeth Streets. In the early 1960s, the demand for secondary education was increasing so entire new school was proposed. On 21 February 1965, the first building was blessed by Archbisop Duhig Archbishop of Brisbane. The school was renamed St Edmund's College at that time.[7][5][6]

On Sunday 6 October 1946, Archbishop James Duhig laid the foundation stone for St Mary's College, a Catholic secondary school for girls. The ceremony was attended by over 1,000 people.[8] On Sunday 16 January 1948, Duhig returned to officially open St Mary's College in a ceremony attended by over 5,000 people.[9][6][10]

In 1991, the primary school of St Edmund's College was incorporated into St Mary's Primary School to create a co-educational school.[5]

In the 2016 census, Woodend had a population of 1,302 people.[1]

Heritage listings[edit]

Ipswich has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Education[edit]

Ipswich Grammar School

St Mary's Primary School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 3 Mary Street (27°36′34″S 152°45′17″E / 27.6094°S 152.7547°E / -27.6094; 152.7547 (St Mary's Primary School)).[13][14] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 566 students with 35 teachers (31 full-time equivalent) and 20 non-teaching staff (13 full-time equivalent).[15]

Ipswich Grammar School is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys at Darling Street (27°36′51″S 152°45′09″E / 27.6141°S 152.7524°E / -27.6141; 152.7524 (Ipswich Grammar School)).[13][16] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 929 students with 74 teachers (72 full-time equivalent) and 69 non-teaching staff (50 full-time equivalent).[15]

St Edmund's College is a Catholic secondary (7-12) school for boys at 16 Mary Street (27°36′34″S 152°45′16″E / 27.6095°S 152.7545°E / -27.6095; 152.7545 (St Edmund's College)).[13][17] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 1031 students with 81 teachers (80 full-time equivalent) and 64 non-teaching staff (51 full-time equivalent).[15]

St Mary's College is a Catholic secondary (7-12) school for girls at 11 Mary Street (27°36′40″S 152°45′21″E / 27.6110°S 152.7558°E / -27.6110; 152.7558 (St Mary's College)).[13][18] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 599 students with 50 teachers (46 full-time equivalent) and 30 non-teaching staff (22 full-time equivalent).[15]

There are no government schools in Woodend. The nearest government primary school is Blair State School in neighbouring Sadliers Crossing to the south-west. The nearest government secondary schools are Ipswich State High School in neighbouring Brassall to the north and Bremer State High School in neighbouring Ipswich CBD to the south.[3]

Transport[edit]

Woodend has no train station; however it is serviced by the nearby Ipswich railway station.[3]

Amenities[edit]

St Marys Roman Catholic Church, 2020

St Mary's Catholic Church is at 1A Elizabeth Street (adjacent to St Mary's Primary School, 27°36′39″S 152°45′23″E / 27.6107°S 152.7564°E / -27.6107; 152.7564 (St Mary's Catholic Church)).[19][20]

There are a number of parks in the area:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Woodend (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Woodend – suburb in City of Ipswich (entry 45090)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  3. ^ a b c "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  4. ^ a b c d e "About Ipswich suburb place names". Ipswich City Council. Archived from the original on 5 March 2019. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  5. ^ a b c "School History". St Mary's Primary School Ipswich. Archived from the original on 14 March 2022. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  6. ^ a b c d Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  7. ^ "History". St Edmund's College. 13 March 2022. Archived from the original on 12 March 2022. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  8. ^ "ST. MARY'S NEW COLLEGE TO COST £30,000". Queensland Times. No. 18, 671. Queensland, Australia. 7 October 1946. p. 2 (DAILY). Archived from the original on 14 March 2022. Retrieved 14 March 2022 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ "Archbishop Says Children Our Greatest Asset". The Courier-mail. No. 3479. Queensland, Australia. 19 January 1948. p. 4. Archived from the original on 14 March 2022. Retrieved 14 March 2022 – via National Library of Australia.
  10. ^ "Our Mercy Tradition". St Mary's College Ipswich. Archived from the original on 19 April 2021. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  11. ^ "St Marys Roman Catholic Church Precinct (entry 600577)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  12. ^ "Ipswich Grammar School (entry 600601)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  13. ^ a b c d "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  14. ^ "St Mary's Primary School Ipswich". St Mary's Primary School Ipswich. Archived from the original on 3 March 2022. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  15. ^ a b c d "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  16. ^ "Ipswich Grammar School". Archived from the original on 17 October 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  17. ^ "St Edmund's College". St Edmund's College. 14 March 2022. Archived from the original on 12 March 2022. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  18. ^ "Home". St Mary's College Ipswich. Archived from the original on 13 March 2022. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  19. ^ "Our Churches". Ipswich Catholic Community. 14 December 2016. Archived from the original on 23 December 2021. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  20. ^ "St Mary's Catholic Church". Churches Australia. Archived from the original on 14 March 2022. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  21. ^ a b c d e f "Land for public recreation - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 20 November 2020. Archived from the original on 22 November 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.

External links[edit]

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