Hendra lies roughly six kilometres north-east of Brisbane central business district. The streets of Hendra are lined with Jacaranda and Royal poinciana Trees. As with its neighbouring suburbs, Hendra is predominantly a family-oriented community.
The land use is predominantly residential with an industrial precinct in the north-east of the suburb.
The name Hendra is derived from the railway station name which was assigned 1882 probably given by Queensland Railway Commissioner Francis Curnow. Hendra is a traditional Cornish place name meaning an ancient or old hamlet or town.
Eagle Farm State School opened on 1 August 1864. In 1908 the school was renamed Hendra State School.
The Brisbane Courier advertised the “Grand drawing and distribution of land prizes” in January 1870. This portion of land had been part of land allocated to the Queensland Turf Club, tickets were advertised at £1 each. A plan for the subdivision notes its location within the Parish of Toombul and Eagle Farm Racecourse reserve.
Hendra Day School was a small private school operated from circa 1886 by Dora Franz in a building behind her father's home at 6 Best Street. The school closed on 1928 and the school building was bought by the Toombul Croquet Club and relocated to be their clubhouse in York Street, Nundah (where it still remains).
In October 1887 "Hendra Railway Station Estate" was advertised to be auctioned by James R. Dickson & Company Auctioneers. The estate was made up of 83 allotments and was advertised as being close to both Hendra and Clayfield stations. The area was then part of the Shire of Toombul.
In March 1889, “Raceview Estate” comprised 34 allotments, was advertised to be auctioned by John MacNamarra & Co Real Property Salesmen. The estate was part of the Eagle Farm Racecourse Reserve, close to Hendra Railway Station and overlooking the Racecourse itself.
In September 1926 “Petersen Estate” was advertised to be auctioned by A.S.Phillips & Sons, Auctioneers. The estate comprised 25 allotments with some fronting Newmarket and Gerler roads. The remaining streets that formed the estate are now known as Rita St, Dorames St and Olive St. The map advertising the sale also notes its proximity to Hendra State School, Nudgee Road and its convenience to Hendra Railway station.
Hendra State High School opened on 29 January 1963. On I January 1994 it was renamed Hendra Secondary College. On 1 January 2007 it was renamed Aviation High, as the school is physically close to Brisbane Airport and the associated aviation and aerospace industries. The school decided to make aviation and aerospace a speciality of the school and offers subjects directly related to these industries as well as using them as examles and case studies in general areas of study.
Hendra Centre for Continuing Secondary Education opened on 2 February 1987 on the Hendra State High School Campus.
Hendra has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- 27 Bowley Street: Ardon (residence)
- 5 Derby Street: Glengariff (also known as Glenaplin, Dura), once the residence of millionaire Thomas Beirne
- 70 Zillman Road: Inspice (also known as Glen Lyon)
Hendra State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 309 Nudgee Road ( In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 61 students with 9 teachers (4 full-time equivalent) and 8 non-teaching staff (4 full-time equivalent).).
Aviation High is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at Widdop Street ( In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 426 students with 41 teachers (39 full-time equivalent) and 27 non-teaching staff (17 full-time equivalent).).
Our Lady Help of Christians School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 23 Bowman Street ( In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 162 students with 18 teachers (12 full-time equivalent) and 9 non-teaching staff (5 full-time equivalent).).
Hendra is home to an abundance of restaurants and cafes, including local cafés, take-aways, antiques and pubs. Toombul Shopping Centre is the nearest major shopping mall, but there are many local shops on Junction Road and Sandgate Road.
Hendra has the Doomben Racecourse, and several parks (notably T.C. Beirne Park), bikeways and walkways. Kedron Brook runs through Hendra, Nundah and Wooloowin and has walking and biking paths running alongside.
The median age of the Hendra population was 39 years, 1 year above the Australian median.
7 74.2% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were England 4.1% and New Zealand 3.2%. 84.8% of people spoke only English at home. The most common responses for religion were Catholic 34.7%, No Religion 22.1% and Anglican 19.0%.
Stand alone houses account for 85.2% of occupied private dwellings in Hendra and 11.1 were semi-detached, 4.8% were flats, units or apartments. The median weekly household income was $2,274, compared to the national median of $1,438.
Public transport services in the area are abundant with the northern train line running through the area and Hendra, Albion, Wooloowin, Eagle Junction, and Toombul train stations all close by. Regular bus services also make getting into and out of the CBD easy for Hendra residents.
Brisbane's domestic and international airport terminals are just as easily accessible by car or the AirTrain. Apart from some light industrial and commercial lots, Hendra is zoned 'residential A' and therefore all residential properties are houses.
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