Holland Park, Queensland

Holland Park is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia.

Geography

Holland Park is located 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) south-east of the CBD,[3] and borders Greenslopes, Coorparoo, Carina Heights, Mount Gravatt East and Holland Park West. It is mostly residential, with some commercial areas along Logan Road.

Holland Park is an older suburb made of largely post-World War II wooden homes. Logan Road bisects the slightly hilly suburb. Trams operated by the Brisbane City Council operated along Logan Road until 13 April 1969. There are a number of schools and parks in the suburb and a retail zone with shops and a public bar. It is also home to the Mount Thompson crematorium, Queensland oldest crematorium.

History

The Holland Park Library opened in 1980 with a major refurbishment in 2015.[5]

Toponymy

Holland Park owes its name to the late Mr. Julius Holland, who, for many years, owned a large area of scrub land which he had bought on speculation. The estate stretched from what is now Abbotsleigh Street to the vicinity of Arnold Street, and from Logan Road back to Cavendish Road. In 1882, Julius Holland sold "Holland Estate". These 150 acres of scrub, in the true sense, was Holland Park proper; but as estates in the vicinity also adopted the Holland park name, an elastic meaning has been given to the name, and a much more extensive area is now comprehensively known as Holland Park.[6][2]

On Saturday May 24, 1884, the Windsor Castle Estate was auctioned by John F. Buckland. The subdivision consisted of 217 allotments. The subdivision “commanding view of the city and the whole of the surrounding country from bay to the city”.[7][8] Tarana Estate, Holland Park was actioned on Saturday 20th 1926 by Blockside and Fergurson Ltd. The allotments advertising poster indicates sites have “electric light at the estate.[9][10] Framont Estate, Logan Road,  Holland Park was advertised for auction on the 30 Oct 1926, 55 allotments were for sale. Estates had “all perfect building blocks, nice slope, high and breezy, extra large areas, well drained, ideal surroundings, graded and formed roads”.[11][12]

Education

Seville Road State School is located in Oates Avenue, Holland Park. It caters for students from Prep to Year 6.[13] The school opened on 23 January 1956.[14] The suburb of Holland Park also has several other schools within its boundaries. Holland Park State School caters for students from Prep to Year 6.[15] The school opened its doors on 28 January 1929.[14] The Holland Park State High School is a co-educational school that caters for students from Year 7 to Year 12[16] The High School opened its doors on 25 January 1971.[14] St Joachim's Catholic Primary School was established by the Sisters of St Joseph and opened on 1 February 1938.[14] It caters for students from Prep to Year 6.[17]

Amenities

The Brisbane City Council operates a public library at 81 Seville Road.[18]

Demographics

The 2011 Census recorded 7,849 residents in Holland Park, of whom 52% were female and 48% were male. The median age of the population was 35; two years younger than the Australian median.[19]

77.3% of people living in Holland Park were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%. The other most common countries of birth were England (3.2%), New Zealand (2.9%), India (0.9%), Somalia (0.7%), and Scotland (0.6%). 85.1% of people only spoke English at home, while the next most commonly spoken languages were Greek (1.2%), Somali (1.1%), Spanish (0.9%), Arabic (0.8%), and Hindi (0.7%).[19]

References

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Holland Park (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Holland Park". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original on 3 March 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  3. ^ a b Centre for the Government of Queensland. "Holland Park and Holland Park West". Archived from the original on 3 June 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Holland Park Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  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. ^ "FROM BUSH TO SUBURB. PHENOMENAL GROWTH OF HOLLAND PARK". The Brisbane Courier. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Classified Advertising". The Brisbane Courier. XXXVIII (8, 233). Queensland, Australia. 30 May 1884. p. 8. Retrieved 23 May 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ "Windsor Castle Estate". State Library of Queensland. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Advertising". The Brisbane Courier (21, 455). Queensland, Australia. 30 October 1926. p. 19. Retrieved 23 May 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  10. ^ "Tarana Estate, Holland Park". State Library of Queensland. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  11. ^ "PROPERTY SALES". The Daily Mail (7687). Queensland, Australia. 19 October 1926. p. 18. Retrieved 23 May 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  12. ^ "Framont Estate, Logan Road, Holland Park". State Library of Queensland. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  13. ^ "Seville Road State School". Archived from the original on 28 January 2018. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  14. ^ a b c d "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  15. ^ "Holland Park State School". Archived from the original on 28 January 2018. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  16. ^ "Holland Park State High School". Archived from the original on 29 January 2018. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  17. ^ "St Joachim's Catholic Primary School". Archived from the original on 28 January 2018. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  18. ^ "Library opening hours and locations". Brisbane City Council. 3 January 2018. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  19. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Holland Park (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 March 2014. Edit this at Wikidata

External links

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Coordinates: 27°31′10″S 153°04′22″E / 27.51944°S 153.07278°E / -27.51944; 153.07278