Oxford St, the main street of Bulimba
|• Density||2,830/km2 (7,330/sq mi)|
|Area||2.1 km2 (0.8 sq mi)|
|Location||4 km (2 mi) from Brisbane|
|LGA(s)||City of Brisbane|
Bulimba is an inner suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is four kilometres (direct distance) south-east of the CBD, and is located on the southern bank of the Brisbane River. Bulimba means magpie lark, which is the name also given to Bulimba Creek. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 5,941.
The suburb is occasionally seen in Australian media, as the electorate of the Federal Member for Griffith and former Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd covers Bulimba. It is also home to several Army Cadet Units – 12 ACU and 161 Aviation Detachment at Bulimba Barracks on Apollo Road.
Bulimba is also a popular meeting place, especially on weekends, with a variety of cafes, restaurants, cinemas and a hotel.
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.
Bulimba State School was built in 1938. It was designed by architect Gilbert Robert Beveridge to accommodate 512 students.
Bulimba has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- 34 Kenbury Street: Bulimba House
- Oxford Street: Bulimba Ferry Terminal
- 129 Oxford Street: Bulimba Memorial Park
- 171 Oxford Street: St John the Baptist Anglican Church
- 261 Oxford Street: Bulimba State School
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bulimba, Qld (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
- 2002. Brief History of Brisbane City in the 19th Century. Thompson Computing.
- (7 June 2011). Bulimba - History: Our Brisbane. Archived at Wayback Machine. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
- Gregory, Helen; Dianne Mclay (2010). Building Brisbane's History: Structure, Sculptures, Stories and Secrets. Warriewood, New South Wales: Woodslane Press. p. 122. ISBN 9781921606199.
- "Bulimba House (entry 14954)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
- "Bulimba Ferry Terminal (entry 16313)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
- "Bulimba Memorial Park (entry 14955)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
- "St John the Baptist Anglican Church (entry 16923)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
- "Bulimba State School (entry 16611)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
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