Brighton is the northernmost suburb of Brisbane City, located 19 kilometres north of the Brisbane CBD. The Nashville locality makes up much of the southwest of the suburb. At the 2016 Australian Census the suburb had a population of 9,479. Brighton has suburban housing; the large nursing home Eventide, run by the Queensland Government, is within Brighton. Brighton was the site of the Second World War barracks of the RAAF Air Training School between December 1940 and May 1946, it became The Eventide Nursing Home. More than 700 patients were transferred from Dunwich on North Stradbroke Island to the facility, it was announced in late 2012 that the nursing home would close because ensuring the aging buildings complied with building codes was uneconomic. In the 2011 census, Brighton recorded a population of 9,012 people, 48.9 % male. The median age of the Brighton population was 40 years of 3 years above the Australian median. 78.4% of people living in Brighton were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%.
91.4% of people spoke only English at home. The main pub in Brighton is the Brighton Hotel located along Beaconsfield Terrace. An early settler, Captain William Townsend, bought the Brighton Hotel and used it as his home and, once sold in 1893, it was used as an orphanage, it resumed being a hotel in 1912. Three primary schools are located within Brighton: Brighton State School, Nashville State School and St. Kieran's Primary School. Brighton State School opened on 27 January 1920 and Nashville State School opened on 25 January 1960. Autism Queensland has a centre located in Brighton. Brighton has a woodland wetland protected by the local government; this natural reserve is made up of three woods. The land is so called a wetland as it fills with water during heavy rain which flows into a small tidal creek, Copold Creek, that flows under one of the main roads of Brighton, Beaconsfield Terrace, leads to Bramble Bay between 15th and 16th Avenues. Brighton is a desirable Brisbane suburb due to both the ease of public transport, such as the train service from nearby Sandgate, the bayside esplanade.
This peaceful parkland esplanade follows the coast between Sandgate. The esplanade is used by walkers and families. Brighton's beach is used by kite surfers and walkers during low tide; the road that follows the esplanade is called Flinders Parade named after the navigator Captain Matthew Flinders, the first European to discover the area in order to establish a penal colony for Lord Brisbane, Governor of New South Wales. Since 1935, one or more of three adjacently positioned bridges have connected Brisbane to Redcliffe Peninsula between Brighton at their southern end and Clontarf on the peninsula at their northern end; the first of these to be built, the Hornibrook Bridge, has since been demolished upon completion of the Ted Smout Memorial Bridge in 2010, which now stands alongside the Houghton Highway, which opened in 1979. Brighton has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: Hornibrook Highway: Hornibrook Bridge Brighton is serviced by a fortnightly visit of the Brisbane City Council's mobile library service in the car park at Decker Park on 25th Avenue.
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Roland William Hislop was a member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly. Hislop was born in Brisbane, the son of William Hislop and his wife Alice and educated in Brisbane, he was a well-known furniture manufacturer and after he was finished in politics worked as a welfare officer with the Queensland Apprenticeships Committee. On 21 December 1909, he married Daisy Elizabeth Davidge. Hislop was cremated at the Mt Thompson Crematorium. Hislop won the seat of Sandgate for the Labor Party at the 1935 Queensland state election, defeating James Kenny of the Country and Progressive National Party, he went on to hold the seat for six years before his defeat at the 1941 Queensland state election by Eric Decker of the Country Party
Bracken Ridge, Queensland
Bracken Ridge is a northern suburb of Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland, Australia. Its local government area is the City of Brisbane; the suburb is located about 18 kilometres north of the Brisbane central business district. The southern border is formed by Telegraph Road, one of the oldest roads in the suburb, a portion of the western border is formed by the Caboolture railway line. A number of housing estates are located within the suburb, including The Oaks, Enbrook Heights and the most recent development Sungate Estate; the terrain in the suburb is, as the name suggests hilly. The highest area of the suburb features a reservoir. Bracken Ridge is home to a variety of persons on the socio-economic scale; the majority of residents are professional families. The estates south of Barbour Road, the homes surrounding the "ridge" and St Joseph's church, the areas on top of the hills, "Enbrook Heights Estate" and the most recent development "Sungate Estate" are affluent; the average price for a home in the suburb was $460,000 in 2012.
86% of these homes are owner-occupied or in the process of being purchased. The Bracken Ridge Library opened in 1987. In the 2011 census, Bracken Ridge recorded a population of 16,799 people, 51.2% female and 48.8% male. The median age of the Bracken Ridge population was 35 years of age, 2 years below the Australian median. 74.6% of people living in Bracken Ridge were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 4.7%, England 3.8%, Philippines 2.2%, India 1.3%, Fiji 0.8%. 85.6% of people spoke only English at home. In the Brisbane City Council, Bracken Ridge is represented by Cr Amanda Cooper, who has served since 2007. In the Legislative Assembly of Queensland, the Electoral district of Sandgate is represented by Stirling Hinchliffe of the Labor Party. In the Australian House of Representatives, the Division of Petrie is represented by Luke Howarth. There are a number of schools and educational institutions in the suburb: St John Fisher College Bracken Ridge State School.
This school opened on 26 August 1957. Norris Road State School Bracken Ridge State High School; the school opened on 23 January 1967 but changed its name on 25 September 2000. St Josephs Catholic Primary School Brisbane North Institute of Bracken Ridge campus. Shopping strips are located in Barrett Street. A more substantial shopping centre is located on the corner of Norris Road. There is a small shopping centre near the Bracken Ridge Tavern incorporating a Woolworths, chemist and a newsagent on Barrett St. There is a pub on the corner of Barrett and Denham Streets, a sports centre located on Bracken Ridge Road; the Brisbane City Council operates a public library on the corner of Barrett St and Bracken St, next to Ferguson Park. Bracken Ridge is home to Bracken Ridge District Cricket Club based at McPherson Park, with McPherson being the homeground of the Bracken Ridge Little Athletics Club "Roadrunners"; the Bracken Ridge Central Lions club hold a monthly miniature and electrice steam day on the 4th Sunday of each month at Mcphersons Park.
Establised in 1997. The momthly days sees 100's of residents turn out. Bracken Ridge has an Indoor Sports Centre and has a netball club "Ridgettes" who are a part of the Brisbane Netball Association on Rode Road in Chermside. There is a large number of parks in the suburb, including Enbrook Parkland and the Bill Brown Sports Reserve on Telegraph Road, Bracken Ridge Reservoir, Ferguson Park and Stanley Day Park. There are a number of churches present, including the Catholic, Uniting Church and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints denominations. An Islamic community centre lies just across the border in Bald Hills. Bracken Ridge has a number of reserves that are popular with the community; the website for the Bracken Ridge Ward Councillor has more details, including each park's facilities and history. Barrett Street Reserve: Accessible from Barrett and Snooker Streets C. Slaughter Park: Located between Phillips Street and Ranes Court Albion Park: Situated on Caulfield Street and Doomben Places Enbrook Parklands: Located on Telegraph Road with walkway access from Enbrook Heights estate adjoining the Bracken Ridge Plaza shopping centre Ferguson Park: Located on the corner of Barrett and Bracken Streets Fred Francis Park: Accessible from Bracken Ridge Road, Bracken Street, St John Fisher Drive and from Sungate Estate via Greendale and Brookvale Places Gawler Crescent Park: Located on Gawler Crescent south before Gawler meets Whyalla Close Harold Dean Park: Accessible from Gawain Road and Torre Streets Isaac Best Park: Located in David Street McPherson Park: Ideally accessible from Denham Street, Yaraan Street or Tomah Road Mensforth Bushland: Located on Childs Street Michael Place Park: Located between Michael Place and Barbour Road Oaks Park: Located on Barbour and Denning Roads Peter Gaskell Park: Located on Elm Crescent and Maple Close, off Childs Street Talltrees Street Park: Cardell Place and Talltrees Street, off Quinlan Street Wendy Turnbull Park: Accessible from Caruso Place, Corvette Crescent and Enbrook Street Bracken Ridge has a few heritage-listed sites, including: Bald Hills Cemetery: 225 Barrett St Media related to Bracken Ridge, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons University of Queensland: Queensland Places: Bracken Ridge "Bracken Ridge".
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Deagon is an outer suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is 16 kilometres north of the CBD. Deagon was named after William Deagon, Mayor of Sandgate in 1882, 1883 and 1884. William Deagon was an old identity of the area, his name was used for the locality when the railway line went through in 1887, he owned the Sandgate Hotel, a stopping place for the Cobb & Co. coaches. Deagon Street, the racecourse, the railway station and the Deagon Wetlands now bear his name. Deagon Post Office opened on 18 June 1947 at Mr Torpie's store next to the railway station. In the 2016 census, Deagon recorded a population of 3,675 people, 51.1% female and 48.9% male. The median age of the Deagon population was 42 years of age, 4 years above the Australian median. 75.7% of people living in Deagon were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 66.7%. 87.3% of people spoke only English at home. A Queensland Racing training facility, Deagon Racecourse, lies to the north of the suburb. Horse racing in Deagon ceased in 1941, but the racecourse remains a first rate training establishment.
The Bligh government intended to make the racecourse the centre for all greyhound racing in Brisbane but this plan was cancelled in February 2012. The Gateway Arterial Road runs through the western side of the suburb; the Ching Chung Taoist Temple sits next to the Gateway Arterial Road. It was built at Deagon in 1991. There are three Halls which were built according to Taoist beliefs; the three halls are: The Hall of Three Purities, the Hall of Three Masters and the Hall of the Spiritual Garden. There is a Memorial Hall of Ancestors. Deagon has a flat topography with one of its boundaries being Cabbage Tree Creek; the Creek's catchment is urbanised but the Boondall Wetlands, separated from Deagon by the Creek, plays an important role in providing essential habitat for a range of birds and animals, including migratory birds, which make their way from the arctic circle. The Boondall Wetlands near Deagon have ecosystems that are fresh as well as areas that are salt water; the smaller reserves such as Brighton and Deagon Wetlands are fresh water only.
The Deagon Wetland is an important remnant of tea tree woodland on a 50ha site. Notable bird species include the striped honeyeater and the white-cheeked honeyeater. Deagon can be accessed via Sandgate Road and the Gateway Motorway. Deagon has a railway line with three stations accessed by Deagon residents: North Boondall and Sandgate. Deagon has a variety of bus services operated by Brisbane Transport and Hornibrook Bus Lines. All public transport services in Deagon are operated under Translink Including school bus services operated by Thompson Bus Lines; the Jagera and Turrbal groups occupied land in the Brisbane and Ipswich areas. The exact boundaries are not known, the Turrbal occupied the area north of the Brisbane River. Both groups had related languages which are classified as belonging to the larger Yaggera language group. In nearby Shorncliffe the Ningy-Ningy clan had displaced the Turrbal by the 1850s; the area has a rich indigenous history. Evidence of Aboriginal occupation can be found.
Deagon is home to the following popular fast food outlets: KFC, a new store opened in May 2008. The original store stood on the current location for over thirty years. Red Rooster Subway Pizza CapersDeagon is home to: Sunday fruit and vegetable markets held in the grounds of Sandgate District State High School Good Price Pharmacy Warehouse two News agencies: Deagon News and News Bulletin a Healthworks gym a Liquorland bottleshop a 7-Eleven convenience store an IGA supermarket Sorrento Reception Lounge Kim Mancini art workshop Artrageous The only school located in Deagon is Sandgate District State High School; when the Minister of Education Jack Pizzey opened it in 1961, he said the school, which had an elaborate man-made lake in its grounds, was one of the most attractive in Queensland. Extensions were completed four years after that. In the 1980s a performance hall and library building were added and in 2001–03, under the secondary school renewal program, a modern sports hall and home economics block.
Television celebrity Kerri-Anne Kennerley went to Sandgate District State High School along with international tennis player Wendy Turnbull OBE, Indigenous photographer Bill McBride, current High Court of Australia judge Susan Kiefel. According to the 2016 census 14.3% of Deagon residents were born overseas and 8.8% speak a language other than English at home. This compares with 28.9% for Queensland as a whole. The most common foreign languages spoken were Tagalog, Dutch and Japanese. 2.5% were of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, compared to 4.0% for Queensland. University of Queensland: Queensland Places: Deagon "Deagon". BRISbites. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 20 July 2008. "Deagon". Our Brisbane. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 14 April 2008
Sandgate is a coastal suburb in Brisbane, Australia, 16 kilometres north of the Brisbane CBD. The town became a popular escape for the people of Brisbane in the early 20th century. At the 2016 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 4,909. In the 2011 census, the population of Sandgate was 4,626, 48.6 % male. The median age of the Sandgate population was 43 years, 6 years above the Australian median.77.8% of people living in Sandgate were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%. 92.1% of people spoke only English at home. Sandgate is situated along Bramble Bay, it is connected to the Queensland Rail City network. The western border of the suburb is marked by the Gateway Motorway. A large section to the west of the suburb is known as the Deagon Wetlands, part of the North East Wetlands of Brisbane; the name of the area may have been inspired by Sandgate on the coast of county Kent, England by James Burnett, an early surveyor in the region. Sandgate in Kent had Shorncliffe Camp, on top of the cliffs adjacent to it.
Sandgate in Brisbane has an adjacent suburb called Shorncliffe. It is recorded that the Turrbul people, who long inhabited the seashore, the creeks and lagoons, in what we know as the locality of Nudgee Beach to the Pine River, were a branch of the clan of the Yugarabul speaking people; this larger clan inhabited the area from North Brisbane and along the coastline of Nudgee, Sandgate to Caboolture. In their language the local Turrbal clan called their coastal land "Warra" – "an open sheet of water"; this land we call Shorncliffe and Brighton. Their existence depended upon their knowledge of their surroundings. Spears and boomerangs were used in hunting and woven nets for fishing. Land in Sandgate became available in 1853. One of the first structures built at Sandgate was a Native Police barracks, from where officers such as the notorious Frederick Wheeler conducted punitive raids against local aboriginals. On 25 May 1872, Robert Travers Atkin, a Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly, died at Sandgate following an illness of some months.
At his request, At his request, he was buried in Sandgate on the crest of the rise on which he had enjoyed sitting under the shade of the trees and looking out onto Moreton Bay. His will provided £50 to build a church beside his grave; this was the first St Margaret's church. A monument was erected to his memory by the members of the Hibernian Society of Queensland, of which he was vice-president. By 1874, coach services connected Sandgate to Brisbane. On 29 April 1880, Sandgate was proclaimed a municipality known as the Borough of Sandgate; the coming of the railway in 1882 promoted more rapid development of the Sandgate area. Travel to Brisbane by train could be completed in less than half an hour; the Local Authorities Act 1902 replaced all Divisions and Boroughs with Towns and Shires, creating the Town of Sandgate on 31 March 1903. This new status meant; the council chambers were located in Shorncliffe. However, following a fire which destroyed the council chambers in 1910, a much larger town hall was opened in 1911.
The Sandgate Town Hall was extensively renovated in 2011 to mark the 100th anniversary of the hall. The Sandgate Council, which operated from 1880 to 1925, had to provide a range of services for the growing community; these included a fire department and sanitation facilities, as well as maintaining roads and regulating local development. In October 1925 Sandgate Council was amalgamated into the City of Brisbane; as well as the town hall, Sandgate includes another historic landmark, the Sandgate Baptist church on the corner of Cliff Street and Flinders Parade. The church first opened in the late 19th century and has since undergone multiple restorations, yet has continued to remain in its original structure - although it is no longer operating as a church, being now utilised as a child care centre. Sandgate boasted clean beaches that were a popular weekend destination, with thousands of people visiting from Brisbane to escape the heat. Boating and golf were the most common sporting activities.
Moora Park was the location for open-air films. Sandgate Library opened in 1952 with a major refurbishment in 1996. Sandgate is home to a community theatre group called Sandgate Theatre Incorporated, performing in the Sandgate Town Hall continuously since 1958; the theatre group hosts Brisbane's longest running community theatre festival, the Yarrageh festival, put on in August and September each year at the town hall. Sandgate has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: 1 Bowser Parade: former Sandgate Post Office 5 Brighton Road: former Sandgate Town Hall 6-8 Flinders Parade: former Sandgate Baptist Church 8 Seymour Street: Sandgate War Memorial Park 138 Flinders Parade: Broadhurst, Sandgate Most of Sandgate's facilities are located along Brighton Road, the main street in Sandgate, which include numerous banks, services and a small shopping centre anchored by a Woolworths supermarket. Woolworths traded adjacent to the site of the centre until the opening of the new store in February 2009.
The old Woolworths site has been redeveloped as an Aldi supermarket, opened in December 2013. The Sandgate railway station on the Shorncliffe line is a short walk from these facilities. Sandgate has two schools, the Sacred Heart Prim
Shorncliffe is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is the neighbouring suburb of Sandgate; the suburb comes under the jurisdiction of the Brisbane City Council. At the 2016 Australian Census, the suburb recorded a population of 1,870, it is a small community with a village atmosphere. At times Shorncliffe has different festivals, including The Blue Water Festival whereby that start of the Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race begins from the opening of The Cabbage Tree Creek. Aboriginals called the area Warra; the Sandgate Golf Club commenced in 1921 with the official opening of its 9-hole course on 25 November 1922, having obtained a 21-year lease of the site from the Sandgate Town Council for a nominal rental as the Council believed that the golf course would be of lasting benefit. In March 2012, the Shorncliffe pier was closed off to the public by the council due to fears of structural failure, it was rebuilt and reopened in April 2016. Shorncliffe has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: 8 Allpass Parade: Musgrave House 20 Wharf Street: former Drew Residence 154 Shorncliffe Parade: Saltwood Shorncliffe includes one primary schools.
Both these schools are situated on neighbouring blocks of land to each other. Shorncliffe includes one railway station, the terminus of the Shorncliffe railway line; the Sandgate Golf Club is located in Allpass Parade. The Sandgate sub-branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association meets at the Volunteer Marine Rescue Centre at 95 Allpass Parade. In the 2011 census, the population of Shorncliffe was 1,914, 50.7 % male. The median age of the Shorncliffe population was 4 years above the Australian median. 78% of people living in Shorncliffe were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%. 92.4% of people spoke only English at home. University of Queensland: Queensland Places: Shorncliffe "Shorncliffe". BRISbites. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 23 July 2008. "Shorncliffe". Our Brisbane. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 7 September 2007