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Eagle Farm
Eagle Farm is located in Queensland
Eagle Farm
Eagle Farm
Location in Queensland
Population 0 (2016 census)
 • Density 0/km2 (0/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4009
Area 5.9 km2 (2.3 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 8.5 km (5 mi) NE of Brisbane
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Hamilton Ward)
State electorate(s) Clayfield
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Eagle Farm:
Hendra Brisbane Airport Pinkenba
Eagle Farm Pinkenba
Morningside Murarrie Murarrie

Eagle Farm is an eastern industrial suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Eagle Farm had a population of 0 people.

The neighbourhood of Whinstanes is located in Eagle Farm (27°26′00″S 153°05′00″E / 27.4333°S 153.0833°E / -27.4333; 153.0833 (Whinstanes)).


Eagle Farm first appeared as a name in 1839, identifying a cultivation area in convict era Brisbane. In 1829 Captain Patrick Logan, chose this well-watered, fertile site between the Brisbane River and Serpentine Creek to farm mostly maize, pigs and cattle. The origin of the name apparently arose from eagles being observed around the farm. By 1834 women prisoners were working as field labour at Eagle Farm. By 1836 forty female prisoners were housed there, washing and mending clothes, growing vegetables. The site remained a prison for twice convicted female felons until transportation ended in 1839. Conditions for the females at the prison were documented by the Quaker missionary Backhouse in 1836.

In the 1850s, Aborigines set up camps in the Breakfast Creek Eagle Farm area, including groups of the Bribie Island, Ningy-Ningy (Toorbul Point to Redcliffe) and Wide Bay Aborigines who were losing their traditional territory further north.

Allison Engine Testing Stands

The Allison Engine testing stands site is part of Brisbane's TradeCoast Central at the old Brisbane airport site in the suburb of Eagle Farm, where new and rebuilt World War II Allison V-12 in-line liquid cooled aero engines were tested in the open air prior to fitting into reassembled WW2 aircraft, notably the P38-Lightning, Curtis Kittyhawk and Bell Airacobra. The masonry sections of the remains, being buildings and dividers between the engine testing bays, are largely intact. The engines were refurbished in the General Motors Holden (GMH) Breakfast Creek facility. Many of the workers in the GMH facility were women.

Heritage listings

Eagle Farm has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


There are no schools in Eagle Farm. The nearest government primary school is in neighbouring Hamilton, while the nearest government secondary school is Aviation State High School in neighbouring Hendra.

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