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The Range
RockhamptonQueensland
Population 5,369 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4700
Location 3 km (2 mi) W of Rockhampton
LGA(s) Rockhampton Region
State electorate(s) Rockhampton and Keppel
Federal Division(s) Capricornia
Suburbs around The Range:
Wandal Wandal Rockhampton City
West Rockhampton The Range Allenstown
Fairy Bower Fairy Bower Allenstown

The Range is a suburb of Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia about three kilometres west of the central business district of Rockhampton. In the 2011 census, The Range had a population of 5369 people.

Geography

The suburb is built on the Athelstane Range with Agnes Street approximating the ridge line.

History

The suburb takes its name from the Athelstane Range, which was named in turn for Mount Athelstane, the name of the house built by lands commissioner William Wiseman circa 1859. Rockhampton's first water storage was built on the top of Governor's Hill (part of Atheltstane Range) in 1875.

Rockhampton Grammar School was built in Agnes Street in 1883 and is the oldest school in Rockhampton.

At the 2006 census, The Range had a population of 5,731.

Heritage listings

The Range has a number of heritage-listed properties, including:

  • 155 Agnes Street: Rockhampton Girls Grammar School
  • 248 Agnes Street: Rudd Residence
  • 263 Agnes Street: The Range Convent and High School
  • Archer Street: Rockhampton Grammar School
  • Canning Street: Medical superintendent's residence, Rockhampton Base Hospital
  • Canning Street: Therapies Building, Rockhampton Base Hospital
  • 49 Jessie Street: Amla (house)
  • 30 Nathan Street: Wiseman's Cottage
  • Penlington Street: Rockhampton War Memorial
  • 100 Spencer Street: Rockhampton Botanic Gardens
  • 25 Ward Street: Clancholla
  • 31 Ward Street: Kenmore House
  • 74 Ward Street: Yungaba Migrant Hostel
  • 86 Ward Street: Killowen

Coordinates: 23°24′S 150°30′E / 23.4°S 150.5°E / -23.4; 150.5

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