Banks Creek is a rural locality split between the City of Brisbane and Somerset Region in Queensland, Australia.[2][3] The locality is also split for the purposes of state and federal elections. In the 2016 census, Banks Creek had a population of 5 people.[1]

Geography

Savages Crossing, 2014

The locality takes its name from the creek of the same name which flows through the locality into the Brisbane River at Savages Crossing (27°26′38″S 152°40′13″E / 27.44385°S 152.67032°E / -27.44385; 152.67032 (Savages Crossing)), where Banks Creek Road has a bridge over the Brisbane River. Banks Creek Road is the main route through the locality.

The Brisbane River forms the south-western boundary of the locality.

History

A sawmill was built in the district in 1911.[4]

In 1927, flooding of the Brisbane River cut a deep channel in the river where Banks Creek Road crossed the river. A low-level bridge was built by Mr Davidson, junior, to enable traffic to cross.[5]

In the 1930s, Banks Creek became known for its high-quality Cavendish bananas.[6][7]

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Banks Creek (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Banks Creek - locality in City of Brisbane (entry 41381)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Banks Creek - locality in the Somerset Region (entry 44834)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Local Government". The Queensland Times. National Library of Australia. 12 June 1911. p. 6 Edition: daily. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  5. ^ "DALBY". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 26 July 1927. p. 8. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  6. ^ "FERNVALE BANANAS". The Queensland Times. National Library of Australia. 24 December 1935. p. 6 Edition: DAILY. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  7. ^ "FERNVALE". The Queensland Times. National Library of Australia. 28 March 1940. p. 2 Edition: DAILY. Retrieved 9 June 2014.

External links

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