Steiglitz, Queensland

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Steiglitz
Gold CoastQueensland
Cabbage Tree Point foreshore.jpg
Foreshore and Tipplers Passage at Cabbage Tree Point, 2014
Population 441 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 4207
LGA(s) Gold Coast City
State electorate(s) Coomera
Federal Division(s) Fadden
Suburbs around Steiglitz:
Woongoolba Woongoolba Southern Moreton Bay Islands
Woongoolba Steiglitz Southern Moreton Bay Islands
Norwell Jacobs Well Southern Moreton Bay Islands

Steiglitz is a rural coastal town and locality in the northern part of Gold Coast City, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2011 census, Steiglitz had a population of 441 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Steiglitz is bounded to the east by Moreton Bay, to the south by Jacobs Well, to the west and north by Woongoolba.

The village in Steiglitz is located at Cabbage Tree Point and is often referred to by that name. The name refers to the cabbage tree palms that grew in the area.[4]

History[edit]

Bethlehem Lutheran Church gathering, Pimpama Island (Carl Heinrich Heck is centre of the middle row)

The district is named after Stegeliztz, Germany, the home town of the pioneer family Kleingschmidt.[5]

In the late 1800s, the farming district located between the Pimpama River and the Logan River called Pimpama Island and encompasses the modern localities of Jacobs Well, Norwell, Steiglitz and Woongoolba. It was referred to as an island because there were a number of lagoons and swamps that isolated the area during the wet season; however, this disadvantage made it good land for growing sugar cane.[6]

Rocky Point Sugar Mill, Woongoolba and Steiglitz, 2014

The Rocky Point Sugar Mill was established by Carl Heinrich Heck in 1878 on Mill Road (and crosses the boundary between Woongoolba and Steiglitz). Despite being one of the oldest sugar mills in Australia, it is still privately owned by the Heck Group. There were once other sugar mills in the area, but they have now closed and Rocky Point has expanded to replace their lost capacity.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Steiglitz (Qld)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Steiglitz (entry 32327)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Steiglitz (entry 46101)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Cabbage Tree Point History". Gold Coast City Council. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Place Names of South-East Queensland, Australia". Piula Publications. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Woongoolba History". Gold Coast City Council. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "A brief history - Carl Heinrich Heck". Heck Group. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 

External links[edit]

  • "Steiglitz". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. 

Coordinates: 27°44′39″S 153°21′11″E / 27.74417°S 153.35306°E / -27.74417; 153.35306