Ipswich, Australia - Encyclopedia




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IPSWICH, a town of Stanley county, Queensland, Australia, on the river Bremer, 232 m. by rail W. by S. of Brisbane. Pop. (r901), 8637. It is the centre of a rich and populous agricultural mining and manufacturing district. Coal is worked on the banks of the river with but little labour, as it crops out on the surface. There are a woollen factory, several saw-mills, and foundries and large railway workshops at North Ipswich. The first settlement was made here in 1829; the town was incorporated in 1860.

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