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Brookfield is a suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, approximately 13km to the west of the Brisbane CBD. Brookfield was named by Mrs J. S. Brimblecombe due to the creeks and gullies in the area.GeographyBrookfield is a semi-rural suburb consisting primarily of acreage properties. Although there are a small number of farms, the vast majority of property is residential. Moggill Road passes through the southernmost tip of the suburb and Moggill Creek marks part of the suburb's eastern boundary. North of Brookfield are the forested hills and mountains in D'Aguilar National Park.HistoryBrisbane was occupied by the Jagera and Turrbal Aboriginal groups. Development in the Brookfield area began in 1869, when the area was opened for logging and farming. Brookfield State School was opened in 1874 and Brookfield Post Office opened on 12 August 1876.Heritage listingsBrookfield has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: 550 Brookfield Road: Brookfield Public Hall & Showgrounds 615 Brookfield Road: Anglican Church of the Good ShepherdAttractionsBrookfield Cemetery was opened in 1882. The town hall was moved from Darra to Brookfield in 1931. Every year the Brookfield Show is held over three days. The first Brookfield Show was held in 1910. The 2006 Brookfield show attracted almost 22,000 visitors. A formal ball is held annually in Brookfield. The 2005 Show Ball had 550 attendees, 2006, 2007 and 2008 attracted 800 people.
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