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Gailes

Map of Gailes, formerly Dingo Hill.

Gailes is a suburb of City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.

The origin of the suburb name is from the Western Gailes Golf Course in Ayrshire, Scotland as it was the name given to the local Gailes Golf Club.

Previously the area was named Dingo Hill after the explorer John Oxley who spotted a dingo during his famous voyage of discovery up the Brisbane River in 1823.

Oxley's voyage finished at what he described as "Termination Hill' which is now located within the grounds of "The Park" at Wacol, adjacent to the nearby mouth of Woogaroo Creek which flows into the Brisbane River.

Oxley walked several miles form Termination Hill along the ridge line which is now Old Logan Road, in the vicinity of the current Gailes Shopping Centre.

Old Logan Rd Gailes.
In 1925, the Queensland Government changed the name from Dingo Hill to Gailes although it is still known locally by many older residents as Dingo Hill.

Transport

Gailes railway station provides access to regular Citytrain services to Brisbane, Ipswich and Rosewood via Ipswich.

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