Biggera Waters, Queensland
Gold Coast, Queensland
Moreton Bay foreshore, Biggera Waters, 2005
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Biggera Waters is a suburb in Gold Coast City, Queensland, Australia. It is located on the western side of The Broadwater and is north of the suburb of Labrador. At the 2011 Census, Biggera Waters had a population of 6,338 people.
Its namesake, Biggera Creek, flows through the suburb itself and past a point known locally as "Land's End".
An article in the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia by F.J. Watson offers this translation:
"Bigera from the red iron bark tree (Eucalyptus sideroploia) from the Yugambeh language."
Subdivided in the late 19th century, the area was originally settled by several fishing and agricultural families. John Siganto, a local landowner, built the residence named "Finis" (Latin, "The End") at Land's End which is now a heritage-listed site.
In 1960, a bridge was built across Biggera Creek at Land's End, opening up the northern side of the creek (known as Angler's Paradise) to greater residential development.
The Biggera Waters State School opened on 27 January 1970.
In the 2011 Census the population of Biggera Waters is 6,338, 52.2% female and 47.8% male.
The median/average age of the Biggera Waters population is 40 years of age, 3 years above the Australian average.
61.6% of people living in Biggera Waters were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 10.4%, England 6.1%, South Africa 1.1%, China 1.1%, Japan 0.8%.
80.5% of people speak English as their first language 1% Japanese, 0.9% Mandarin, 0.8% Italian, 0.8% Spanish, 0.7% German.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Biggera Waters (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2013-10-10.
- "Biggera Waters (entry 46028)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
- F.J. Watson. "Vocabularies of four representative tribes of South Eastern Queensland." Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, p 54
- "Biggera Waters History". Gold Coast City Council. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
- "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
- "Contact us". Harbour Town. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
- "Biggera Waters". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
- University of Queensland: Queensland Places: Biggera Waters
- Heritage Tour - Biggera Waters
- Very GC - Biggera Waters
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