Bulimba, Queensland

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Bulimba
BrisbaneQueensland
BulimbaOxfordStreet2.JPG
Oxford St, the main street of Bulimba
Population 5,941 (2011)[1]
 • Density 2,830/km2 (7,330/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4171[2]
Area 2.1 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Location 4 km (2 mi) NE of Brisbane CBD[3]
LGA(s) City of Brisbane
(Morningside Ward)[4]
State electorate(s) Bulimba
Federal Division(s) Griffith
Suburbs around Bulimba:
Teneriffe Hamilton Hamilton
Teneriffe Bulimba Balmoral
East Brisbane Hawthorne Morningside

Bulimba is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is located 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) north-east of the CBD, on the southern bank of the Brisbane River,[3] and borders Balmoral, East Brisbane, Hawthorne, and Morningside. The 2011 Australian Census recorded a population of 5,941 in the suburb.[1]

The suburb is home to several Army Cadet Units – 12 ACU and 161 Aviation Detachment at Bulimba Barracks on Apollo Road.

Toponymy[edit]

Bulimba is reportedly a Turrubal word used by the Coorparoo clan meaning 'place of the magpie lark'.[5] The same word is the origin of the nearby Bulimba Creek,[6] and of the Bulimba Reach on which the suburb is located.[7]

History[edit]

Bulimba was originally inhabited by the Turrubal people, who have lived in the area for at least 20,000 years.[8] The area now known as Bulimba was called Tugulawa, by its indigenous inhabitants.[9]

In the 1820s Bulimba was zoned as a farming district, however was subdivided as a result of the 1880s land boom. In its early days the suburb was (unusually) located on both sides of the river. The part of Bulimba on the northern bank of the river is today regarded as Teneriffe or New Farm.[10]

Bulimba State School was built in 1938. It was designed by architect Gilbert Robert Beveridge to accommodate 512 students.[11]

Heritage listings[edit]

Bulimba has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

  • Bulimba House (34 Kenbury Street)[12]
  • Bulimba Ferry Terminal (Oxford Street)[13]
  • Bulimba Memorial Park (129 Oxford Street)[14]
  • St John the Baptist Anglican Church (171 Oxford Street)[15]
  • Bulimba State School (261 Oxford Street)[16]

Transport[edit]

CityCat and CityFerry services stop at Bulimba's two ferry wharves; located on Oxford Street and Apollo Road . Bulimba is also serviced by Brisbane Transport buses, on route numbers 230, P231 and 232.

Demographics[edit]

The 2011 Census recorded 5,941 residents in Bulimba, of whom 50.2% were female and 49.8% were male. The median age of the population was 36; 1 year younger than the Australian average.[1]

69.6% of people living in Bulimba were born in Australia, with the next most common countries of birth being England (7.6%), New Zealand (4%), Scotland (1.3%), USA (1.2%), and South Africa (1%). 86.5% of people spoke English as their first language, while the other most common responses were Italian (0.8%), German (0.7%), Spanish (0.7%), French (0.5%), and Greek (0.5%).[1]

Clubs and sports[edit]

Sporting facilities in the area include the Bulimba Par 3 Golf Course, Bulimba Sports Club, Vic Lucas Park, and Memorial Park.[17] The Bulimba Sports Club is the home of the Riverside Rebels rugby union club.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bulimba, Qld (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a postcode". Australia Post. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Centre for the Government of Queensland. "Bulimba". Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Morningside Ward". Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Place name details: BULIMBA". Government of Queensland (Department of Natural Resources and Mines). Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Place name details: BULIMBA CREEK". Government of Queensland (Department of Natural Resources and Mines). Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Place name details: BULIMBA REACH". Government of Queensland (Department of Natural Resources and Mines). Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  8. ^ 2002. Brief History of Brisbane City in the 19th Century. Thompson Computing.
  9. ^ "Bulimba". RE/MAX. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  10. ^ (7 June 2011). Bulimba - History: Our Brisbane. Archived at Wayback Machine. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
  11. ^ Gregory, Helen; Dianne Mclay (2010). Building Brisbane's History: Structure, Sculptures, Stories and Secrets. Warriewood, New South Wales: Woodslane Press. p. 122. ISBN 9781921606199. 
  12. ^ "Bulimba House (entry 14954)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  13. ^ "Bulimba Ferry Terminal (entry 16313)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  14. ^ "Bulimba Memorial Park (entry 14955)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  15. ^ "St John the Baptist Anglican Church (entry 16923)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  16. ^ "Bulimba State School (entry 16611)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  17. ^ "Bulimba". profile.id. Archived from the original on 13 January 2014. 
  18. ^ "Bulimba Sports Club". Riverside Rebels. Archived from the original on 23 May 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°27′00″S 153°03′30″E / 27.45000°S 153.05833°E / -27.45000; 153.05833