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North Ipswich
IpswichQueensland
Bremer River at North Ipswich, Queensland.jpg
Bremer River, 2015
Population: 4,587
Postcode: 4305
Location:
  • 39 km (24 mi) from Brisbane CBD
  • 2 km (1 mi) from Ipswich
LGA: City of Ipswich Majority in Division 6 Cr Cheryl Bromage and small part of Division 5 Cr Heather Morrow
Federal Division: Blair
Suburbs around North Ipswich:
Muirlea Chuwar North Tivoli
Brassall North Ipswich Tivoli and Basin Pocket
Woodend Ipswich East Ipswich

North Ipswich is a suburb of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 census the suburb recorded a population of 4,587.

Geography

The southern boundary of the suburb follows the Bremer River. The Warrego Highway passes from east to west across the northern part of the suburb. Raymonds Hill is a locality within the suburb of North Ipswich.

History

North Ipswich is the birthplace of Queensland Rail. The original site is now the site of Riverlink shopping centre on The Terrace and the current site is used as a joint facility containing the Workshops Rail Museum.

The suburb contains a large number of character and heritage listed houses, such as workers cottages that were home to the many railway workers.

Monuments

  • James Sangster Memorial. Browns Park contains the first police monument that was funded by public subscription. The monument was erected in memory of Constable James Sangster who drowned in the Brisbane river trying to save a young family from drowning in the 1893 Brisbane floods.
  • Ipswich Railway Workshops War Memorial is a large World War I monument within the grounds of the North Ipswich Railway Workshops

Heritage listings

Mihi Creek Complex Brassall, Queensland
Mihi Creek Complex, 2015

North Ipswich has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

  • About 130m west of the corner of WM Hughes Street and Musgrave Street: Sandstone Railway Culvert
  • Bremer Street: Ipswich Town Wharves
  • off Bremer Street: Bremer River Rail Bridge
  • Downs Street: James Sangster Memorial
  • 2 Downs Street: Heiner Road Railway Overpass
  • 15 Lowry Street: Hotel Cecil
  • Mihi Junction: Mihi Creek Complex
  • North Street: North Ipswich Railway Workshops
  • North Street: Ipswich Railway Workshops War Memorial
  • North Street: Railway Historical Centre
  • Parker Lane: Klondyke Coke Ovens
  • 42 & 42B The Terrace: former Queensland Woollen Manufacturing Company mill

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