Hinchinbrook was gazetted on the 19 December 1986. The suburb was subdivided from Green Valley and Hoxton Park.
Colonial Land Grants
The suburb is named for Hinchinbrook Creek, which runs through the suburb. Hinchinbrook Creek is named for settler and Supreme Court Judge Barron Field’s property Hinchinbrook. Field was the Judge of the Supreme Court and Chief Justice of the Colony 1816-1824.
The area of Hinchinbrook bordered by Hinchinbrook Creek, Wilson Road, South Liverpool Road and Hoxton Park Road was held by two early land owners, Michael Dwyer, who was granted 40 hectares in 1806 and John Drummond, who purchased 40 hectares from Samuel Laycock in July of 1813. Drummond called his property Woodside Park. His homestead, Woodside, stood on the hill above where Hoxton Park High School is now located. Drummond also had a property called Cascade Run, but this may have been an earlier name for Woodside.
Hinchinbrook Post Office was open from 1 August 1883 until 1885
The main shopping precinct features the Valley Plaza. Schools include Hoxton Park High School, Hinchinbrook Public School, Good Samaritan Catholic College and James Busby High School. Hinchinbrook is also home to various clubs, such as the Uruguayan Social Sporting Club.
Aerial photograph of Hinchinbrook and Green Valley, circa 1970
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