Wulkuraka is a western suburb of Ipswich in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2] At the 2016 census, Wulkuraka had a population of 1,234.[1]

History

The name Wulkuraka is from an Aboriginal word meaning either red flowering gum tree or plenty of kookaburras.[2]

The Brisbane Valley railway line once joined the Main Line from the north at Wulkuraka.

At the 2016 census, Wulkuraka had a population of 1,234.[1]

Heritage listings

Wulkuraka has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Transport

Wulkuraka Railway Station provides Queensland Rail City network services to Rosewood, Ipswich and Brisbane via Ipswich. A workshop for the maintenance of New Generation Rollingstock stands to the west of the station. 75 of these new trains will be serviced and maintained there under the Qtectic consortium.[5]

Wulkuraka is about one hour from Brisbane by highway, and is near the Royal Australian Air Force Base, Amberley. It is close to shops and services.

References

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wulkuraka (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Wulkuraka - suburb (entry 45091)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Sadliers Crossing Railway Bridge (entry 602569)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Sandstone Railway Culvert and Remains (entry 602524)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  5. ^ "New Generation Rollingstock". Queensland Government. 28 October 2016. Retrieved 29 October 2016.

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