Woodstock, Queensland

Woodstock is a rural town and locality in the City of Townsville, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2016 census, Woodstock had a population of 239 people.[1]

Woodstock
Queensland
Scenery West of Townsville - panoramio (2).jpg
Woodstock landscape, 2013
Woodstock is located in Queensland
Woodstock
Woodstock
Coordinates19°35′46″S 146°50′07″E / 19.5961°S 146.8352°E / -19.5961; 146.8352Coordinates: 19°35′46″S 146°50′07″E / 19.5961°S 146.8352°E / -19.5961; 146.8352
Population239 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1.1029/km2 (2.857/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4816
Area216.7 km2 (83.7 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)City of Townsville
State electorate(s)Burdekin
Federal Division(s)Kennedy
Suburbs around Woodstock:
Barringha Barringha Majors Creek
Granite Vale Woodstock Majors Creek
Calcium Reid River Upper Haughton

GeographyEdit

Woodstock is 40 kilometres (25 mi) south of Townsville.

The area in the head of the catchments for the Ross River. The Ross River Dam is a major source of water for Townsville and the Majors Creek/Upper Haughton area.

There is a substation at Woodstock to boost power to the area and it feeds into the Kelso substation in the Upper Ross area of Townsville.

HistoryEdit

The town takes its name from the Woodstock pastoral run, whih was named in 1863, by Mark Watt Reid, station manager for pastoralist John Melton Black.[2]

Woodstock Provisional School No opened in September 1890. On 1 January it became Woodstock State School.[4][5] The preschool burnt down around Christmas 2004.[citation needed] In 2015, Woodstock State School celebrated its 125th anniversary.[6]

Woodstock and its large surrounding area was in Thuringowa until 1997, when a change in local government boundaries resulted in this part of Thuringowa being incorporated into City of Townsville.

FacilitiesEdit

The Woodstock General Store is the local shop, cafe, news agent, service station, bank and post office. There is also a service station situated at neighbouring Calcium.

The Woodstock branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association meets at the QCWA Hall at 42 Woodstock Avenue.[7] The QCWA Hall is used for many other functions like stalls and markets to bingo and parties.

EducationEdit

Woodstock State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Woodstock Avenue (19°35′53″S 146°50′06″E / 19.5980°S 146.8351°E / -19.5980; 146.8351 (Woodstock State School)).[8][9] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 60 students with 7 teachers (4 full-time equivalent) and 5 non-teaching staff (3 full-time equivalent).[10]

SportEdit

Woodstock is home to many types of sports, from the Woodstock Horse Sports, Motocross & off road track, to a rifle club, and dog show events held at a dedicated site next to the sports and recreation club.

The Woodstock Sport and Recreational Club is used on Friday nights as a bar. The Woodstock Motocross track holds events most weekends and is well known Queensland wide.[11] There is also sky diving or flightseening tours.

The area has been nominated as a site for a future motorsports precinct.

TransportEdit

Woodstock's main center is located on the Flinders Highway where the Woodstock-Giru Road and the old Flinders Highway meet the current Flinders Highway.

Local school bus's run from Reid River to Woodstock and from Toonpan to Woodstock during schools days taking the local children to the Woodstock School and another local bus runs from Reid River to William Ross High School (Townsville) for the High school Children.

Woodstock has its own airport, listed as Woodstock Airport it is better known as Donnington Airpark. The area supports a number of private air strips.

The Western rail line bisects the area (the line between Townsville and Mount Isa). The area is also dissected by gas and water pipelines.

MiningEdit

Calcium is the name of a suburb in the Woodstock area and is the main industry site of the area, they mine limestone.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Woodstock (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018.  
  2. ^ a b "Woodstock - town in City of Townsville (entry 38002)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Woodstock - locality in City of Townsville (entry 49500)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  4. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  5. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Queensland school anniversaries". Education Queensland. 19 August 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Branch Locations". Queensland Country Women's Association. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  8. ^ "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Woodstock State School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  10. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  11. ^ http://www.townsvillemcc.net/

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