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Kelvin Grove is a residential and educational suburb 3km north-west of Brisbane CBD. It was named after the house built by Dr Joseph Bancroft in 1864 near Enoggera Creek, at the suburb’s northern boundary. Kelvin Grove (house) was also used as a hotel and pleasure garden, which Bancroft named it after an affluent suburb in Glasgow, Scotland.
Newmarket was originally known as “The Three Mile Scrub” due to its distance from the city, and Ashgrove Avenue, which links Enoggera Road with Waterworks Road to the west, was known as Three Mile Scrub Road. As settlement continued northward along Kelvin Grove Road in the late 19th Century, livestock saleyards opened in the area bordered by Enoggera Road, Newmarket Road, Wilston Road and Alderson…



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