Red Hill, Queensland


Red Hill, Queensland

Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb
name = Red Hill
city = Brisbane
state = qld



caption = The Ithaca Town Council Chambers in Enoggera Terrace in 1920.
lga = Brisbane City Council
The Gap Ward
postcode = 4059
pop = 5,016 (2004) [ [http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Latestproducts/305051481Population/People12000-2004?opendocument&tabname=Summary&prodno=305051481&issue=2000-2004&num=&view= ABS statistics] ]
area = 1.7
est = 1887
propval = $605,050 [ [http://www.reiq.com.au/BuySellRent/community_view.asp?suburb_id=144 Red Hill] , accessed 27 November 2006]
stategov = Mount Coot-tha
fedgov = Brisbane
dist1 = 3
location1= Brisbane
near-nw = Ashgrove
near-n = Ashgrove
near-ne = Kelvin Grove
near-w = Bardon
near-e = Spring Hill
near-sw = Paddington
near-s = Paddington
near-se = Brisbane City

Red Hill is an inner suburb of Brisbane, Australia 3km west of the Brisbane CBD. The suburb is very hilly and mainly residential, with shops and small businesses located on Musgrave and Waterworks Roads. Until August 1968 electric trams ran along these roads, as well as Enoggera Terrace.

Red Hill has gained some literary significance, thanks to the Nick Earls novel "Zig Zag Street", set in the Red Hill street of the same name.

The suburb is also the home of Brisbane's National Rugby League team, the Brisbane Broncos. Gilbert Park is the location of the Bronco's training ground, Leagues Club and general club management.

Geography

History

From 1887 Red Hill was part of Ithaca Shire, which was subsequently raised to the status of a town in 1903. The Ithaca Town Council was absorbed into the Brisbane City Council in 1925. The council chambers of the the former Town Council were located in Enoggera Terrace and after amalgamation were used by the Brisbane City Council as a public library. The library closed in the 1990s.

A feature of the suburb is St Brigid's Roman Catholic Church which was built in 1914. Its hilltop position and grand structure ensures that it is visible from all directions and the church remains a landmark today.

References

* [http://www.ourbrisbane.com/living/suburbs/red_hill/home/ ourbrisbane.com - Red Hill]


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