Buccan, Queensland

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Buccan
Logan CityQueensland
Newstead Park Buccan.jpg
Newstead Park, 2014
Population 1,575 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 4207
Location 32 km (20 mi) south of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) Logan City
State electorate(s) Logan
Federal Division(s) Forde
Suburbs around Buccan:
Logan Reserve Waterford Holmview
Logan Reserve Buccan Bahrs Scrub
Belivah
Chambers Flat Logan Village Wolffdene

Buccan is a locality of Logan City, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2011 census, Buccan had a population of 1,575 people.[1]

History[edit]

Early European settlers in Buccan were James Williamson and his brother-in-law Mr A. Fraser who selected land south of Bethania in about 1863. They attempted to grow cotton but had problems with bollworm.[3] However, sugar cane was successfully grown in the district. One of the largest sugar cane plantations in the area was on the land which is Newstead Park today (beside the Logan River). Dairying was also an important farm industry.[4][5]

Once part of the Shire of Beaudesert, Buccan became part of Logan City in the local government amalgamations of 2008.[4]

Geography[edit]

Buccan is a low density semi-rural suburb with larger acreage bushland type blocks. Buccan does not have a formalised town centre or shopping facilities with its residents relying on Logan Village, Waterford and Beenleigh to access such services.

Buccan is home to the Buccan Conservation Park, a nature conservation area managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Buccan (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Buccan (entry 47853)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Buccan". Suburbs. Logan City Council. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Buccan". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "PERSONAL.". The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) (Qld.: National Library of Australia). 27 September 1923. p. 6. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 

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Coordinates: 27°45′S 153°08′E / 27.750°S 153.133°E / -27.750; 153.133