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Blackstone
IpswichQueensland
Thomas Street, Blackstone, Queensland.jpg
Thomas Street, 2015
Population: 1,017
Postcode: 4304
Location:
LGA: City of Ipswich
State District: Electoral district of Bundamba
Federal Division: Blair
Suburbs around Blackstone:
Silkstone Bundamba New Chum
Silkstone Blackstone New Chum
Raceview Swanbank Redbank Plains

Blackstone is a suburb of the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 1,017.

History

StateLibQld 1 111976 Brynhyfryd mansion at Blackstone, Ipswich, ca. 1930
Brynhyfryd mansion, Blackstone (demolished 1937)

The district was originally called Bundamba Creek but this caused confusion with nearby Bundamba, so the postmistress Mrs Orr proposed the name Blackstone, believed to be a place in Ireland.

Blackstone State School opened on 17 January 1887 and closed on 31 December 2009.

Heritage listings

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

  • 6 Thomas Street: United Welsh Church, Blackstone
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