Mount Gravatt East is a southern suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[3] In the 2016 census, Mount Gravatt East had a population of 11,838 people.[1]

Geography

Mount Gravatt East is located 8 kilometres (5 mi) southeast of the central business district.

There is a variety of hills, one of them being Mount Thompson (27°31′45″S 153°04′44″E / 27.5292°S 153.0789°E / -27.5292; 153.0789 (Mount Thompson)) at 190 metres (620 ft) above sea level.[2][4]

On land owned by Boral along Pine Mountain Road, an old quarry has filled with water. Despite being fenced off, trespassers have gained access and used the dam as a swimming hole. A Brisbane City Council report found the water had a pH level of about 3.3 and contained traces of metals making it unsuitable for human contact.[5]

History

Tthe suburb was first gazetted in 1967.[6] It was named after Mount Gravatt, a nearby landmark, which in turn was named Named after Mount Gravatt, a nearby landmark, which was named in 1840 by surveyor Robert Dixon after Lieutenant George Gravatt, the commandant at the Moreton Bay penal colony from May to July 1839.[7]

On 20 June 1891, the Blantyre estate was auctioned by G.T. Bell. 12 subdivided allotments were up for sale. The allotments were on the corner of Cavendish Road and Creek Road.[8][9]

Creek Road State School opened on 29 August 1955. In Januart 1956 it was renamed Mount Gravatt East State School.[10]

Seton College was established on 3 February 1964 by the Daughters of Charity of St Elizabeth Ann Seton.[10][11]

St Marks Lutheran Primary School opened on 23 January 2006.[10] As at 2020, the school has closed.

In the 2016 census, Mount Gravatt East had a population of 11,838 people.[1]

Education

Mount Gravatt East State School, July 1959

Mount Gravatt East State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Newnham Road (27°32′01″S 153°05′39″E / 27.5337°S 153.0943°E / -27.5337; 153.0943 (Mount Gravatt East State School)).[12][13] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 283 students with 23 teachers (19 full-time equivalent) and 20 non-teaching staff (12 full-time equivalent).[14]

Seton College is a Catholic secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 1148 Cavendish Road (27°31′46″S 153°05′32″E / 27.5295°S 153.0922°E / -27.5295; 153.0922 (Seton College)).[12][15] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 326 students with 47 teachers (44 full-time equivalent) and 46 non-teaching staff (34 full-time equivalent).[14]

There is no government secondary school in the suburb. The nearest government secondary schools are in neighbouring suburbs: Mount Gravatt State High School in Mount Gravatt, Cavendish Road State High School in Holland Park, and Mansfield State High School in Mansfield.[2]

Demographics

In the 2011 census, the population of Mount Gravatt East was 10,891, 50.9% female and 49.1% male.[citation needed]

The median age of the Mount Gravatt East population was 34 years of age, 3 years below the Australian median.

71.8% of people living in Mount Gravatt East were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 3.5%, England 2.8%, India 2.2%, South Africa 1%, China 0.9%.

79.8% of people spoke English as their first language, with 1.6% Greek, 1.4% Mandarin, 1.1% Arabic, 1% Punjabi and 0.9% Cantonese.

References

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mount Gravatt East (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b c "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Mount Gravatt East - suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 47601)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Mount Thompson - mountain in the City of Brisbane (entry 34286)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  5. ^ Courtney Becht (12 May 2012). "Dangers lurk in illegal swimming hole". Brisbane Times. Fairfax Media. Archived from the original on 13 May 2012. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
  6. ^ "History of Mount Gravatt East". Our Brisbane. Archived from the original on 2 April 2008. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
  7. ^ "Mount Gravatt - hill in City of Brisbane (entry 14672)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  8. ^ "Advertising". The Telegraph (5, 824). Queensland, Australia. 16 June 1891. p. 8. Retrieved 30 April 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ "The Blantyre Estate : Cavendish Road Coorparoo". State Library of Queensland. hdl:10462/deriv/411169. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  10. ^ a b c Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  11. ^ "Our History". Seton College. Archived from the original on 6 April 2020. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  12. ^ a b "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Mount Gravatt East State School". Archived from the original on 4 August 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  14. ^ a b "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  15. ^ "Seton College". Archived from the original on 7 April 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2018.

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