Ipswich City, Heritage - Queensland
Clockwise - Ipswich Grammar (1863)
St Paul's Angligan (1859) - - (error, should be Anglican)
St Mary's Catholic (1904)
Ipswich University (formerly Challinor Centre, 1917)
unused, from 2011
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Ipswich was proclaimed as a municipality on 2 March 1860, and became a city in 1904. Damaging flooding has occurred on numerous occasions, the largest being the 1893 Brisbane flood peaking at 24.5 metres, and more recently during the 1974 Brisbane Flood, peaking in Ipswich at 20.7 metres. Collectively, 8500 houses were flooded in Ipswich and Brisbane.
Since 1874, Ipswich has hosted a country-style fair, offering a variety of produce and livestock plus arts and crafts exhibits.