Mount Gravatt, Queensland

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Mount Gravatt
BrisbaneQueensland
Mount Gravatt Central.jpg
Mount Gravatt Central. Logan Road looking south.
Population3,366 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,247/km2 (3,230/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4122
Area2.7 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Location10 km (6 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Holland Park Ward)[2]
State electorate(s)Greenslopes, Mansfield
Federal Division(s)Bonner
Suburbs around Mount Gravatt:
Holland Park West Holland Park Mansfield
Nathan Mount Gravatt Mount Gravatt East
MacGregor Upper Mount Gravatt Wishart

Mount Gravatt is the name of both a major suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and a prominent hill in this suburb. The suburb is situated in the south-east of the city and was one of Brisbane's largest. This was before it was divided into Mount Gravatt East, Upper Mount Gravatt and Mount Gravatt South; the last being changed to Wishart in the early 1990s. At the 2016 Australian Census, the suburb recorded a population of 3,366.[1]

History[edit]

Mount Gravatt hill was named in 1840 after Lieutenant George Gravatt who was the commander of the Moreton Bay Settlement for two months in 1839.[3] Gravatt was later transferred to India where he died in 1843.[4]

Crowd observing the first tram through the suburb in 1951

Between 1953 and 1969 electric trams ran from the suburb into Brisbane's Central Business District (CBD) along Logan Road.[3] As Mount Gravatt was the end of the line, part of the area was known locally as "The Terminus".

The Mount Gravatt Library opened in 1967.[5]

Transport[edit]

Since the closure of the tram network, the public transport has been provided by buses operated by Brisbane Transport and a local bus company the Mount Gravatt Bus Service. The South East Busway is connected by a service from Mount Gravatt Central to the Busway terminal at Griffith University.

Facilities[edit]

The Mount Gravatt Showgrounds are an important centre for cultural and community activities and the site of the annual Mount Gravatt Show, an agricultural fair.[6] The grounds are positioned on Logan Road, opposite the mega-church, Hillsong Brisbane Campus (formerly known as Garden City Christian Church).

The Brisbane City Council operates a public library at 8 Creek Road.[7]

Lookout[edit]

Panorama from Mount Gravatt, looking north to Brisbane

Mount Gravatt Lookout is accessible via Shire Road which winds its way past water towers up to the lookout carpark and a communications tower. Furthermore, there is a large cave complex located at on a walking trail on the southern slope of the mountain (Latitude: 27.544184º S Longitude:153.076841º).

Demographics[edit]

Lookout kiosk

The suburb is populated by middle class, young families seeking stability.[8] Mount Gravatt was once a popular destination of German, Irish and English Immigrants to Australia after World War 1 and 2. The suburb has a growing number of Southern Europeans (mostly from Greece and Italy).[citation needed]

In Mount Gravatt common birthplaces outside of Australia included New Zealand 3.2%, England 3.1%, India 2.1%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 1.0% and South Africa 1.0%.

Languages other than English spoken at home included Arabic 1.1%, Mandarin 1.0%, Punjabi 1.0%, Greek 0.7% and Italian 0.7%.[9]

Education[edit]

  • St Agnes Catholic Primary School, St Catherine's School,

Sport[edit]

Mount Gravatt is represented by

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mount Gravatt (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Holland Park Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Queensland Places".
  4. ^ Appleton, Richard and Barbara (1992). The Cambridge Dictionary of Australian Places. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-39506-2.
  5. ^ "Public Libraries Statistical Bulletin 2016-17" (PDF). Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. November 2017. p. 11. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Mt Gravatt Showgrounds".
  7. ^ "Library opening hours and locations". Brisbane City Council. 3 January 2018. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  8. ^ Timms, Duncan (1975). The Urban Mosaic: Towards a Theory of Residential Differentiation. CUP Archive. p. 112. ISBN 0521099889. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  9. ^ QuickStats: Mount Gravatt (State Suburb)
  10. ^ "Opening and closing dates of schools in Queensland". Education Queensland". Education Queensland. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Opening and closing dates of Queensland schools (M)". education.qld.gov.au. Retrieved 2018-02-02.
  12. ^ "Mt Gravatt Vultures".
  13. ^ "AFL Queensland Premiers".

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°32′24″S 153°04′05″E / 27.54°S 153.068°E / -27.54; 153.068