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Ipswich is a city on the southeastern part of Queensland, Australia. It is located about 40 km to the south of Brisbane. The city of some 165,000 people (2012 estimate) has become a part of the Greater Brisbane conurbation since the mid 20th century.

Guide to Ipswich Hotels

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Ipswich, Queensland
Ipswich, Queensland
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More on Ipswich

Before the arrival of Europeans to the area, the indigenous people of the area comprised many different tribes of which the predominant are the Yuggera and Ugarapul. The first European to explore the area was Captain Patrick Logan in 1826. He discovered large deposits of limestone and other minerals.

The town of Ipswich, named after Ipswich, England, was established in 1843, the same year that limestone mining began in the area. In 1858 it was given municipal status. Ipswich was one of the contenders for the status of Queensland state capital, a position eventually taken by Brisbane.

Limestone quarrying was the main industry in Ipswich. Since then it moved to coal mining, becoming one of the main coal mining towns of Queensland. Ipswich also has a manufacturing base, saw mills and foundries. It is home to the University of Queensland. Downtown Ipswich has a number of large shopping complexes including the Redbank Plaza shopping mall, one of the main shopping centers in town.

Ipswich Courthouse
Ipswich Courthouse
Author: Soozle (public domain)

Visiting Ipswich

From Brisbane take the Ipswich Motorway (M7) to reach the city.

Places of Interest in Ipswich

  1. Workshops Railway Museum
    Museum commemorating the first railway line in Queensland.