Ipswich Genealogical Society

"Brigg House" Cooneana Heritage Centre

Redbank Plains Road

New Chum

Ipswich 4304

 

Postal

The Secretary

Ipswich Genealogical Society
P.O.Box 323

Ipswich Qld 4305

Email

secretary@igs.org.au


Opening Hours 

Mon 9.30am - 2.30pm
Tues Closed
Wed   Closed
Thurs 9.30am - 2.30pm
Friday    Closed
Sat 9am - 12pm
Sun Closed

 Closed Public Holidays


 Phone "Brigg House"

07 3282 6454

Contact The Ipswich Genealogical Society

Ipswich Genealogical Society
"Brigg House" Cooneana Heritage Centre
Redbank Plains Road
New Chum
Ipswich

Postal
The Secretary
Ipswich Genealogical Society
P.O.Box 323 Ipswich Qld 4305

Email
secretary@igs.org.au

Phone
during opening hours only
0491 105 184

 

Did You Know?

The  suburb of Ebbw Vale is on the eastern side of the City of Ipswich and named by the miners who arrived in the mid 1800’s from Wales. It is said to be the smallest suburb in the city.

 

 A colliery was opened in the area in 1877 by John JONES, named Ebbw Vale, and the STAFFORD brothers William, Joseph, John and James opened the Whitwood Colliery in Ebbw Vale in 1887. A rail siding was built for the colliery in 1889 and in the early 1890s the owners  made land available for their employees to use as a football ground first known as the Whitwood ground but by 1893 as St Helens, and the name was also given to the football club. St Helens Soccer Club merged with Coalstars in 1997 to form the Ipswich Knights, but the soccer ground is still referred to by the older local residents as St Helens

 

The nearby railway station opened in 1909 and was called St Helens, but the name changed to Ebbw Vale the following year. 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 Update  18th October 2017

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