Banks Creek, Queensland

Banks Creek is a rural locality split between the City of Brisbane and Somerset Region in Queensland, Australia.[1][2] The locality is also split for the purposes of state and federal elections.

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.[3]

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.[4]

In the 1930s, Banks Creek became known for its high-quality Cavendish bananas.[5][6]

References

  1. ^ "Banks Creek (Brisbane) (entry 41381)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Banks Creek (Somerset) (entry 44834)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Local Government". The Queensland Times. National Library of Australia. 12 June 1911. p. 6 Edition: daily. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  4. ^ "DALBY". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 26 July 1927. p. 8. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  5. ^ "FERNVALE BANANAS". The Queensland Times. National Library of Australia. 24 December 1935. p. 6 Edition: DAILY. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  6. ^ "FERNVALE". The Queensland Times. National Library of Australia. 28 March 1940. p. 2 Edition: DAILY. Retrieved 9 June 2014.

External links

Media related to Banks Creek, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 27°23′S 152°45′E / 27.383°S 152.750°E / -27.383; 152.750