Bongaree, Queensland

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Bongaree
Bribie IslandQueensland
Bongaree Jetty looking north, 2006.jpg
Bongaree Jetty looking north, 2006
Bongaree is located in Queensland
Bongaree
Bongaree
Coordinates27°04′53″S 153°09′49″E / 27.0813°S 153.1636°E / -27.0813; 153.1636 (Bongaree (centre of suburb))
Population6,947 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density847/km2 (2,194/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4507
Area8.2 km2 (3.2 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)Pumicestone
Federal Division(s)Longman
Suburbs around Bongaree:
Bellara Woorim Woorim
Sandstone Point Bongaree Woorim
Moreton Bay Moreton Bay Moreton Bay

Bongaree is a suburb of Bribie Island in Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] It is located on the western side of Bribie Island, adjacent to the Pumicestone Passage. In the 2016 census Bongaree has a population of 6,947 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Bongaree is on the south-western corner of Bribie Island and sits at the northern end of Moreton Bay. The Bribie Bridge links the most north-westerly point of Bongaree (27°04′06″S 153°08′53″E / 27.0683°S 153.1480°E / -27.0683; 153.1480 (Bribie Bridge)) across the Pumicestone Passage to Sandstone Point on the mainland and is the only bridge to a Moreton Bay Island.[3]

History[edit]

Sketch of Bungaree

The suburb is named after the Aboriginal explorer Bungaree who accompanied Matthew Flinders on a number of his voyages of exploration of the Australian coastline.[2]

In 1891 a school opened at the Bribie Island Aboriginal Mission.[4]

A provisional school opened in 1908 but closed in 1909.[4]

Bribie Island Provisional School opened on 4 February 1924. On 16 Feb 1925 it became Bribie Island State School.[4]

In April 1927 Anglican residents of Bribie Island decided to build a church in honour of St Peter the fisherman.[5] On Sunday 7 October 1928 Dean Batty performed the stump capping ceremony.[6] On Thursday 27 December 1928 the church was dedicated by Archbishop Gerald Sharp.[7] In 1974 the church was re-positioned and renovated and was re-dedicated on 5 May 1974 by Archbishop Felix Arnott. By 1989 it was decided that the growing congregation needed a new larger church building. The new church of St Peter Apostle & Martyr was dedicated on 24 May 2008 by Archbishop Phillip Aspinall and consecrated by him on 5 November 2016.[8][9]

SS Koopa docked at Bongaree Jetty, 1911-1930

The Bribie Bridge was constructed frrom 1961 to 1963 and was officially opened on 19 October 1963 by Queensland Premier Frank Nicklin. The bridge was a toll bridge from its opening in 1963 until 1975. The toll for crossing was 5 shillings.[10][11]

The Bribie Island library opened at Bongaree in 1976 with a major refurbishment in 2016.[12]

Bribie Island State High School opened on 23 January 1989.[4]

In the 2006 census, Bongaree recorded a population of 6,524 people.[citation needed]

Bribie Island Seaside Museum opened on 14 May 2010.[13]

In the 2011 census, the suburb recorded a population of 6,524 people, with a median age of 62 years.[14]

In the 2016 census Bongaree has a population of 6,947 people.[1]

Education[edit]

Bribie Island State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 31-63 First Avenue (27°05′00″S 153°09′42″E / 27.0832°S 153.1618°E / -27.0832; 153.1618 (Bribie Island State School)).[15][16] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 647 students with 43 teachers (39 full-time equivalent) and 30 non-teaching staff (22 full-time equivalent).[17] It includes a special education program.[15]

Bribie Island State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 65-101 First Avenue (27°04′58″S 153°09′58″E / 27.0829°S 153.1660°E / -27.0829; 153.1660 (Bribie Island State High School)).[15][18] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 1,189 students with 97 teachers (93 full-time equivalent) and 39 non-teaching staff (34 full-time equivalent).[17] It includes a special education program.[15][19]

Amenities[edit]

Bribie Island Library, 2006

The Moreton Bay Regional Council operates the Bribie Island Library at 1 Welsby Parade (27°05′00″S 153°09′33″E / 27.0834°S 153.1591°E / -27.0834; 153.1591 (Bribie Island Library)).[20][21]

St Peter's Anglican Church is at 10 Banya Street (corner Foster Street, 27°05′06″S 153°09′39″E / 27.0850°S 153.1609°E / -27.0850; 153.1609 (St Peter Apostle & Martyr Anglican Church)) and hold services on Sundays and Wednesdays.[22]

Attractions[edit]

Matthew Flinders exhibition, Bribie Island Seaside Museum, 2010

Bribie Island Seaside Museum is at 1 South Esplanade (27°05′10″S 153°09′34″E / 27.0860°S 153.1595°E / -27.0860; 153.1595 (Bribie Island Seaside Museum)).[23]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2006 census, Bongaree recorded a population of 6,524 people, 53.4% female and 46.6% male.

The median age of the Bongaree population was 62 years, 25 years above the national median of 37. Children under 15 years made up 9.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 44.8% of the population.

74% of people living in Bongaree were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 7.1%, New Zealand 4.1%, Scotland 1%, Netherlands 0.9%, Germany 0.6%.

90.9% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.4% German, 0.3% Dutch, 0.2% Croatian, 0.2% Italian, 0.2% Thai.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bongaree (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Bongaree (entry 45493)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  3. ^ Sweedman, David (16 May 2019). "History - The STORY of our BRIDGE". The Bribie Islander. Archived from the original on 22 September 2020. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  5. ^ "BRIBIE ISLAND". Humpybong Weekly And Advertiser (7). Queensland, Australia. 21 April 1927. p. 4. Archived from the original on 22 September 2020. Retrieved 22 September 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ "CHURCH NEWS". The Brisbane Courier (22, 058). Queensland, Australia. 6 October 1928. p. 7. Archived from the original on 22 September 2020. Retrieved 22 September 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ "Bribie Island". The Telegraph (17, 494). Queensland, Australia. 28 December 1928. p. 16. Archived from the original on 22 September 2020. Retrieved 22 September 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ "Year Book" (PDF). Anglican Archdiocese of Brisbane. 2019. p. 134. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 September 2020. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  9. ^ "History". Anglican Church Bribie Island. Archived from the original on 22 September 2020. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  10. ^ "Untitled". The Canberra Times. 38 (10, 676). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 25 October 1963. p. 4. Retrieved 22 September 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  11. ^ Sweedman, David (16 May 2019). "History - The Story of our Bridge". The Bribie Islander. Archived from the original on 22 September 2020. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  12. ^ "Queensland Public Libraries Statistical Bulletin 2016-17". Public Libraries Connect. November 2017. Archived from the original on 15 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  13. ^ "Bribie Island Seaside Museum". Visit Bribie Island. Archived from the original on 22 September 2020. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  14. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bongaree (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 December 2015. Edit this at Wikidata
  15. ^ a b c d "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  16. ^ "Bribie Island State School". Archived from the original on 1 July 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  17. ^ a b "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  18. ^ "Bribie Island State High School". Archived from the original on 18 May 2020. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  19. ^ "Bribie Island SHS - Special Education Program". Archived from the original on 18 May 2020. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  20. ^ "Bribie Island Library". Public Libraries Connect. Archived from the original on 15 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  21. ^ "Bribie Island Library". Moreton Bay Regional Council. Archived from the original on 22 September 2020. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  22. ^ "Worship". Anglican Church Bribie Island. Archived from the original on 22 September 2020. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  23. ^ "Bribie Island Seaside Museum". Moreton Bay Regional Council. Archived from the original on 22 September 2020. Retrieved 22 September 2020.

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