Bulimba, Queensland

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Bulimba
BrisbaneQueensland
BulimbaOxfordStreet2.JPG
Oxford Street, the main thoroughfare of Bulimba
Population 5,941 (2011 census)[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 in the City of Brisbane, Queesnsland, Australia.[5] 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 however in 2015, the ABS Data Summary records Bulimba having 7,009 residents.[1][6]

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,[7] and of the Bulimba Reach on which the suburb is located.[8]

History[edit]

Bulimba was originally inhabited by the Turrubal people, who have lived in the area for at least 20,000 years.[9]

In the 1820s Bulimba was called Toogoolawah and was settled as a farming district, with residential subdivision commencing in the 1880s land boom. [10]

In 1885, the first bicycle (Safety Cycle) was built in Queensland by Reginald Blunt of Bulimba and proudly raced on by Brisbane cyclist Peter Dowd. [11]

Until around 1910 the area on the opposite (north) side of the Brisbane River was also called Bulimba, that area since being called Teneriffe or New Farm.[12]

The Bulimba Memorial park is heritage listed, and was purchased in 1904 by the Balmoral Shire Council and named 'Jamieson Park' after the early Bulimba resident Robert Jamieson who originally donated approximately four hectares of land. In honour of the World War One servicemen lost in the conflict, the name of the park was changed to the Bulimba Memorial Park on 4 November 1919, trees were planted, and an honour board was mounted. Each tree was dedicated to a Bulimba serviceman, and labeled with plaques. The plaques and many of the trees are no longer there, however the Brisbane City Council and Bulimba District Historical Society are currently working on a project to replace the honour board, and plaques for those servicemen who bravely fought. [13][14][15]

At the end of the war, Bulimba took part in the social housing project by constructing five ANZAC cottages. The ANZAC Cottage Trust was established to assist widows and servicemen who were under financial hardship. The timber cottages were built on donated land and constructed by volunteer labour. [16][17]

Bulimba resident, Frederick Dickson (son of Queensland Premier Sir James Dickson), was best known for his position as acting judge in the Queensland Industrial Court in 1916. Frederick ordered the reinstatement and reimbursement of wages for a Queensland worker, which resulted in becoming Queensland's first dismissal case. He was also known for his involvement with the Bulimba Sailing Club. [18][19][20] [21][22][23]

Bulimba State School was built in 1938. It was designed by architect Gilbert Robert Beveridge to accommodate 512 students.[24]

Until 2015, the suburb was home to several Army Cadet Units – 12 ACU and 161 Aviation Detachment at Bulimba Barracks on Apollo Road. The Australian Government Department of Defence announced the sale of the Bulimba Barracks in March 2015 and since this time, the Brisbane City Council has engaged in consultation with the community and have amended the City Plan to support future green space initiatives along the river, housing development, and infrastructure upgrades. The Bulimba Barracks Master Plan was published in November 2015. [25][26]

Heritage listings[edit]

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

Industry[edit]

In September 1906, the opening of the Dalgety's new wool and grain store in Newstead meant many locals were employed.[32]

Since the 1930s, Norman R Wright & Sons have operated a shipyard in Bulimba that has built many of the Transdev Brisbane Ferries.[33]

The Bulimba Barracks site was originally the Apollo Candle Works in the 1880's.

In 2016, Bulimba had 4673 registered vehicles and 829 registered businesses. [34]

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 Women's Hockey Club, Bulimba Cricket Club, Bulimba Golf Club (9 hole Par 3), Bulimba Sports Club, Brisbane 18 Footers Sailing Club, Brisbane Sailing Squadron, and Southside Eagles Football Club.[35] [36][37]

The Bulimba Sports Club is the home of the Riverside Rebels rugby union club.[38]

The Morningside Scout Group is a strong Scout Den which holds meetings and activities at Balmoral Park. [39]

The Bulimba District Historical Society and Friends of Balmoral Cemetery are two active community groups sharing local historical information, and holding regular meetings for interested members of the community. [40][41]

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.  Edit this at Wikidata
  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. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "Bulimba - suburb in the City of Brisbane (entry 49817)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 21 July 2017. 
  6. ^ "ABS Bulimba Region Data Summary". 
  7. ^ "Bulimba Creek (entry 4983)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Bulimba Reach (entry 4985)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  9. ^ 2002. Brief History of Brisbane City in the 19th Century Archived 27 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine.. Thompson Computing.
  10. ^ "Old Bulimba". 
  11. ^ "AN ACTIVE CYCLIST FOR HALF-CENTURY". The Telegraph. Queensland, Australia. 4 July 1938. p. 14 (CITY FINAL LAST MINUTE NEWS). Retrieved 20 July 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  12. ^ (7 June 2011). Bulimba - History: Our Brisbane. Archived at Wayback Machine. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
  13. ^ "Avenues of honour" (PDF). 
  14. ^ "Missing plaques commemorating lives of local soldiers to be replaced 90 years after vanishing".  Quest News. Retrieved 13 July, 2017.
  15. ^ "BULIMBA HONOUR PARK.". The Brisbane Courier (19,281). Queensland, Australia. 5 November 1919. p. 13. Retrieved 21 July 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  16. ^ "Anzac cottages - Trove". 
  17. ^ "Missing plaques commemorating lives of local soldiers to be replaced 90 years after vanishing". 
  18. ^ "Dickson grave restoration project". 
  19. ^ "DISTRICT COURT.". The Brisbane Courier. LII, (11,834). Queensland, Australia. 18 December 1895. p. 3. Retrieved 25 July 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  20. ^ "A NOTED JURIST.". Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay And Burnett Advertiser (18,151). Queensland, Australia. 21 March 1928. p. 9. Retrieved 25 July 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  21. ^ "MR. F. W. DICKSON". The Week. CV, (2,726). Queensland, Australia. 23 March 1928. p. 24. Retrieved 25 July 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  22. ^ "INDUSTRIAL COURT.". The Telegraph (13,478). Queensland, Australia. 2 February 1916. p. 2. Retrieved 25 July 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  23. ^ "F. W. Dickson Passes". Daily Standard (4740). Queensland, Australia. 21 March 1928. p. 1 (3 p.m. EDITION). Retrieved 25 July 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  24. ^ Gregory, Helen; Dianne Mclay (2010). Building Brisbane's History: Structure, Sculptures, Stories and Secrets. Warriewood, New South Wales: Woodslane Press. p. 122. ISBN 9781921606199. 
  25. ^ "Bulimba District Neighbourhood Plan Amendment". 
  26. ^ "Bulimba Barracks Master Plan" (PDF). 
  27. ^ "Bulimba House (entry 600179)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  28. ^ "Bulimba Ferry Terminal (entry 602211)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  29. ^ "Bulimba Memorial Park (entry 600180)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  30. ^ "St John the Baptist Anglican Church (entry 601174)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  31. ^ "Bulimba State School (entry 601874)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  32. ^ "DALGETY'S NEW STORE.". The Brisbane Courier. LXIII, (15,187). Queensland, Australia. 14 September 1906. p. 5. Retrieved 25 July 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  33. ^ Our History Norman R Wright & Sons
  34. ^ "ABS Bulimba Region Data Summary". 
  35. ^ "Bulimba". profile.id. Archived from the original on 13 January 2014. 
  36. ^ "Brisbane 18 Footers Sailing Club". 
  37. ^ "Brisbane Sailing Squadron". 
  38. ^ "Bulimba Sports Club". Riverside Rebels. Archived from the original on 23 May 2014. 
  39. ^ "Morningside Scout Group". 
  40. ^ "Friends of Balmoral". 
  41. ^ "Oxford Street Bulimba Clubs & Groups". 

External links[edit]

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