Mount Crosby, Queensland


Mount Crosby, Queensland
Mount Crosby
BrisbaneQueensland
Postcode: 4306
LGA: City of Brisbane, Pullenvale Ward
State District: Electoral district of Moggill
Federal Division: Ryan
Suburbs around Mount Crosby:
Kholo Kholo Pullenvale
Kholo Mount Crosby Anstead
Chuwar Karana Downs Anstead

Mount Crosby is a mountain and outer suburb of Brisbane, Australia located 22 kilometres (14 mi) south-west of the Brisbane CBD.

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Geography

The Brisbane River, Mount Crosby and the adjoining State Forest are the dominant natural features of the area.

History

Pumping engine at the Mount Crosby waterworks, 1892

The Jagera Aboriginal people inhabited areas in Mount Crosby and they had ceremonial grounds on the slopes of Mount Elphinstone and at Bellbowrie, Queensland.
The first Europeans to enter the Mount Crosby region were John Oxley and Allan Cunningham.

The Mount Crosby Pumping Station is a major landmark. A tramway was built from Tivoli to convey coal from the Ipswich Coalfield to the station[1]. In the early 1940s about 40 acres (160,000 m2) of land was sold to Scouts Australia. This was developed as the Tyamolum Scout Camp Site.

References

  1. ^ Former Mt. Crosby Tramway Revisited Behan, E.D. Australian Railway History, July, 2005 pp258-276

External links

Coordinates: 27°32′24″S 152°48′14″E / 27.540°S 152.804°E / -27.540; 152.804



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