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Brassall
IpswichQueensland
Population: 9,245
Postcode: 4305
Area: 6.2 km² (2.4 sq mi)
Location:
LGA: City of Ipswich
State District: Ipswich West
Federal Division: Blair
Suburbs around Brassall:
Pine Mountain Pine Mountain Muirlea
Karrabin and Blacksoil Brassall North Ipswich
Wulkuraka Coalfalls Woodend

Coordinates: 27°35′28″S 152°44′06″E / 27.591°S 152.735°E / -27.591; 152.735

Brassall is a suburb of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. In the 2011 census, Brassall had a population of 9,245 people.

Geography

Brassall has a southern boundary partially marked by the Bremer River and a western alignment along Ironpot Creek. The northern boundary follows the Warrego Highway. Brassall now incorporates part of the old suburb of Raymonds Hill.

History

A flooded street in Brassall, Ipswich 3
2010–11 Queensland floods in Brassall streets

The suburb name first appears on a plan drawn by surveyor James Warner on 6 October 1851; however, the origin of the suburb name is unknown. It was also known as Hungry Flats, as was a stop over for bullock teams that were transporting logs from Pine Mountain to Hancocks saw mill at North Ipswich. Brassall was a separate shire (Shire of Brassall) with its own council from March 1860 until 1 January 1917 when the area became part of Ipswich. The suburb was officially bounded and named in 1991. The Brisbane Valley railway line once passed through Brassall.

Heritage listings

Mihi Creek Complex Brassall, Queensland
Mihi Creek Complex, 2015

Brassall has a number of heritage-listed sites, including

  • Mihi Junction: Mihi Creek Complex
  • Parker Lane: Klondyke Coke Ovens

Demographics

At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 9,245. Brassall is an area of Ipswich which has a higher demographic. As reported in the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Brassall's occupants hold higher levels of education than those from other suburbs. Brassall's occupants vary from retirees, young families and defence personnel.

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