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Anthony Albanese insists Labor's tax cut plan will benefit economy
Anthony Albanese stands by his refusal to support the government's tax cuts in full. The Opposition will not support the $158 billion income tax cut the Coalition promised as part of the federal budget. They are calling on the government to bring forward stage...

'Just hang on': Family's fight for survival after boat fire
FORCED to abandon a flaming, sinking charter boat, a Gladstone family spent yesterday morning clinging on to the side of a dory boat. But within a few minutes, the tender boat also began taking on water. This was the start of a two-hour at sea ordeal, where...

Miracle escape after car drops six metres to land precariously on roof
A car has dropped about six metres after it crashed through a fence in Leichhardt to land on the roof of a commercial building but the driver escaped uninjured. Emergency services were called to Raffan, Kelaher and Thomas Auctioneers on John Street in...

Local Parks - Wynnum West

Ropley Road
Ropley Road, off Wynnum Road opp Wynnum Plaza

Playground Shelter Toilets Water BBQ Areas Mini Court Basketball Off Road Parking Hand Ball Wall
Ropley Park Flying Fox - Wynnum West
Ropley Park - Wynnum West
Primrose Park
Wynnum and Sibley Roads
UBD REF# 143 B-19
Playground Shelter Toilets Water BBQ Areas Half Court Basketball Off Road Parking Hand Ball Wall
Primrose Park - Wynnum West

Primrose Park

Edward Kelk Park
Cnr Sibley Road and Kianawah Road
UBD REF# 163 A-9
Playground
Edward John Kelk was a pioneer settler in the Lindum and Hemmant Districts. In the early 1860's, 3 brothers William, Henry and Edward Kelk came to settle in the district from Lincolnshire, England and brought land not far from the present day Hemmant. The Kelks called their property Lindum-mere. The name of their home in Lincoln. Lindum is the Latin name from Lincoln.

William and Henry left the district, but Edward build a fine home on the 200 acre/81 hectare property not far from the site of todays Pleasantville. The entrance was near Lindum Railway Station and a Driveway led from the fancy gates up a hill to the house running along the line of the present Rodney Street.

Edward owned and operated a sugar cane plantation and a sugar mill on this Lindum property through which the Cleveland railway now runs. He was a pioneer-settler who was acknowledged as a highly respected citizen. He is remembered not only for his compassionate commitment to the early community, Lindum and Hemmant, but for his compassionate treatment of the local aboriginals who were employed to work on the cane plantations of those days and his implementation of projects to set them up in a local fishing industry by supplying them with boats, gear and supervision.

Edward Kelk Park

Edward Kelk Park - Wynnum