Hawthorne, Queensland facts for kids
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The Hawthorne cinema
|Population||4,989 (2016 census)|
|• Density||3,120/km2 (8,100/sq mi)|
|Area||1.6 km2 (0.6 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|Location||6.5 km (4 mi) E of Brisbane CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Brisbane
Hawthorne is named after the hawthorne bushes that were planted in the 1850s and 1860s by the original settler William Baynes.
Hawthorne started as a farming district in the 1860s, and was gradually subdivided as Brisbane grew. This was helped by the introduction of ferry and tram services.
71.3% of people living in Hawthorne were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%. The other most common countries of birth were England (5.1%), New Zealand (3.9%), Scotland (0.9%), the United States (0.9%), and South Africa (0.8%). 88% of people only spoke English at home, while the next most commonly spoken languages were Spanish (0.8%), Greek (0.7%), French (0.6%), Japanese (0.4%), and Italian (0.4%).
The Hawthorne Cinema complex, on Hawthorne Road, is a classic theatre, opened in the 1940s it contains a large curved screen - one of the largest in Brisbane, as well as 2 smaller screens. It is part of the Cineplex Australia chain of cinemas, also including the Balmoral, Southbank and the (newly opened) Victoria Point cinema complexes. Hawthorne is home to several parks, and has numerous public transport options and a CityCat stop. Lourdes Hill College is an independent girls college in the heart of Hawthorne, that opened in 1916.
Hawthorne has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- 28 Gordon Street: Hawthorne Ferry Terminal & Hardcastle Park
Hawthorne is well serviced by public transport with Bus, CityCat and close proximity to Morningside railway station. Hawthorne is located in zone 2 of the TransLink integrated public transport system.
Hawthorne is located under 2 km (1.2 mi) away from Morningside railway station, which provides Queensland Rail City network services to the Brisbane CBD and Cleveland.
Lourdes Hill College is a Catholic secondary (7-12) school for girls at 86 Hawthorne Road (). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1,234 students with 87 teachers (86 full-time equivalent) and 69 non-teaching staff (57 full-time equivalent).
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