Brassall, an outer north-western suburb of Ipswich, is 5 km from the city's centre. The name was taken from Brassall Parish, named by surveyor James Warner in about 1851.

Situated west of the Ipswich coal fields, Brassall was a rural area which had its own shire council (1886) administering an area of 313 sq km. The local primary school opened in 1894. Before then schooling was conducted in the Methodist church (1865).

Further Reading: 

Chris Clayton, Brassall State School 100th anniversary, Brassall, The School, 1994

Geoff Ford, Ipswich potteries: 1873-1926, Ipswich, Ipswich Art Gallery, 2004


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