Cannon Hill, Queensland facts for kids
Cannon Hill railway station
|Area:||4.6 km² (1.8 sq mi)|
|Location:||5 km (3 mi) E of Brisbane CBD|
|LGA:||City of Brisbane
(Doboy Ward; Morningside Ward)
Cannon Hill is most likely named after Cannon Hill House, a residence formerly located on Wynnum Road. It was occupied by the Weedon family from its construction in 1867 until burning down in 1927. Thornhill Weedon named the house after two fallen trees which were said to have resembled a cannon.
Cannon Hill was originally inhabited by Murris, but they were "dispersed" by the Native Police and Brisbane Mounted Police in November 1861, around the time when European settlement began in the area. Some land was used by settlers for farming and grazing, but the area remained mostly bushland.
The railway was opened in 1889 going though Cannon Hill to Cleveland. At the same time blocks of land near the station were offered for sale.
Cannon Hill is home to many shops and restaurants. Major shopping centres include the Cannon Hill Shopping Plaza and Urban Village Cannon Hill.
Cannon Hill is well serviced by public transport and is located in zones 2 and 3 of the TransLink integrated public transport system. Cannon Hill is also serviced by two major roads which allow for easy transportation around the city.
Cannon Hill railway station provides access to regular Queensland Rail City network services to the Brisbane CBD and Cleveland.
The 2011 Census recorded 4,507 residents in Cannon Hill, of whom 49.8% were female and 50.2% were male. The median age of the population was 35; 2 years younger than the Australian average.
75.1% of people living in Cannon Hill were born in Australia, with the next most common countries of birth being New Zealand (4.1%), England (3.7%), the Philippines (1.2%), India (1.2%), and Scotland (0.9%). 85.6% of people spoke English as their first language, while the other most common responses were Mandarin (0.7%), Cantonese (0.6%), Tagalog (0.5%), Vietnamese (0.5%), and Greek (0.5%).
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