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Basin Pocket
IpswichQueensland
Bremer River from Basin Pocket, Queensland.jpg
Bremer River and park, 2015
Population: 861
Postcode: 4305
Location:
LGA: City of Ipswich
State District: Electoral district of Ipswich
Federal Division: Blair
Suburbs around Basin Pocket:
North Ipswich Tivoli Moores Pocket
North Ipswich Basin Pocket East Ipswich
North Ipswich North Ipswich East Ipswich

Basin Pocket is a small residential suburb of the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 861.

Geography

The suburb is bordered to the north and west by the Bremer River, and the remainder by East Ipswich. It contains a small set of shops on the corner of Chermside Rd and Jacaranda Street providing basic services.

History

The origin of the suburb name is derived from "The Basin", an enlarged natural widening used by river steamers to turn before or after berthing at Ipswich, which the suburb is adjacent to. The explorer Allan Cunningham noted the Basin in 1828, and the Rev. Dr John Dunmore Lang suggested that Basin Pocket or Booval might have been a better site for the main settlement.

A ferry service between Basin Pocket and North Ipswich was established by William Isaac Lawrence sometime after his family settled there in the 1860s (This service does not exist today).

Facilities

  • J Perrett Memorial Park
  • McLeod Street Park and Planned Boat Ramp
  • Horace J Harper Band Hall (Home of the Ipswich Model Band Est.1906 - the oldest surviving Brass, Concert Band in Ipswich)
  • West End Football Club

Places of worship

  • St Johns Anglican Church, Blackall Street
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