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Rosslea
TownsvilleQueensland
Population: 1600
Postcode: 4812
LGA: City of Townsville
Suburbs around Rosslea:
Mundinburra Hermit Park Oonoonba
Mundinburra Rosslea Idalia
Annadale Annadale Idalia

Rosslea is a suburb of Townsville within the City of Townsville, Queensland, Australia. In the 2011 census, Rosslea had a population of 1,600 people.

Geography

Rosslea is bounded to the east and south by the Ross River. The suburb is very flat (approx 5m above sea level). The eastern half of the suburb is occupied by the Townsville Golf Club. The rest of the suburb is residential. Being low-lying on a river, Rosslea can be affected by flooding, mostly in the golf club area.

History

The name "Rosslea" is a combination of "Ross" (representing the Ross River) and "lea", the Old English word for a grassy meadow.


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