Munruben, Queensland

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Munruben
Logan CityQueensland
Gieseman Park Munruben.JPG
Logan River at Gieseman Park, 2014
Population 2,809 (2011)[1]
Established 1991
Postcode(s) 4125
Location 42 km (26 mi) from Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) Logan City
State electorate(s) Logan
Federal Division(s) Forde
Suburbs around Munruben:
Greenbank Park Ridge South Chambers Flat
Greenbank Munruben Chambers Flat
North Maclean North Maclean Stockleigh

Munruben is a locality in Logan City, Queensland, Australia.[2] Once a rural community, it has been developed into a low density residential community. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 2,809.[1]

History[edit]

The name Munruben comes from a property called Mun Rubens owned by grazier William Norris and is believed to be derived from the Bundjalung language for a local lagoon. The locality was officially named in 1991 (when it was in the Shire of Beaudesert).[2][3]

Formerly in the Shire of Beaudesert, Munruben became part of Logan City following the local government amalgamations in March 2008.

Geography[edit]

The Mount Lindesay Highway (formerly the New England Highway) passes through the suburb. The area known as Jerry's Downfall is notorious for bogging and flooding.[4][5][6]

Amenities[edit]

Jerry's Downfall Reserve is located in the north-east of Munruben (27°44′18″S 153°02′55″E / 27.7383°S 153.0485°E / -27.7383; 153.0485 (Jerry's Downfall Reserve)). The name commemorates an early teamster who had an accident there.[7] The name Jerry's Downfall has been in use since at least 1866.[8] It has been suggested that he was a Kanaka from Robert Towns' cotton plantation at Townvale) who capsized a bullock dray of cotton while crossing Chambers Creek.[3][9] It has also been suggested that the incident is connected to the Keaveny family. The Beaudesert Historical Society have erected a plaque at the reserve.[10]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census the population of Munruben is 2,809, 48% female and 52% male.[1]

The median/average age of the Munruben population is 38 years of age, 1 year above the Australian average.[1]

77.6% of people living in Munruben were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 5.8%, New Zealand 5%, Germany 1%, Scotland 0.7%, South Africa 0.7%.[1]

91.1% of people speak English as their first language 0.8% German, 0.7% Hmong, 0.5% Hindi, 0.5% Serbian, 0.4% Vietnamese.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Munruben (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Munruben (entry 45281)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Munruben". Suburbs. Logan City Council. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "BEAUDESERT ROAD.". The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) (Qld.: National Library of Australia). 29 June 1928. p. 25. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "HUNDREDS FORCED TO LEAVE HOMES SURROUNDED BY SWIRLING FLOODS.". Sunday Mail (Brisbane) (Qld. : 1926 - 1954) (Brisbane) (Qld.: National Library of Australia). 26 January 1947. p. 1. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "FLOOD TRANSPORT BY AIR, LAND, SEA.". The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954) (Brisbane, Qld.: National Library of Australia). 1 February 1951. p. 3. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "JERRYS DOWNFALL—AND OTHERS.". The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) (Qld.: National Library of Australia). 6 January 1925. p. 6. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "No title.". The Darling Downs Gazette and General Advertiser (Toowoomba, Qld. : 1858 - 1880) (Toowoomba, Qld.: National Library of Australia). 13 December 1866. p. 3. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "When Cotton Was Grown by Darkies.". Sunday Mail (Brisbane) (Qld. : 1926 - 1954) (Brisbane) (Qld.: National Library of Australia). 18 July 1937. p. 34. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "Veresdale". Suburbs. Logan City Council. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 

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Coordinates: 27°45′S 153°02′E / 27.750°S 153.033°E / -27.750; 153.033