Bulimba, Queensland

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Bulimba
BrisbaneQueensland
BulimbaOxfordStreet2.JPG
Oxford Street, the main thoroughfare of Bulimba
Population6,843 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density3,260/km2 (8,440/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4171[2]
Area2.1 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Location4 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, Queensland, 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 increasing rapidly to 6,843 in 2016.[1][6]

Toponymy[edit]

Bulimba is reportedly a Yugarapul word used 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] The leader, Bilin Bilin, has his name based upon the magpie lark, or the pee-wee.[7]

History[edit]

Bulimba was originally inhabited by the Yuggara 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][16]

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.[17][18]

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 [19][20][21][22][23][24]

Bulimba State School was built in 1938. It was designed by architect Gilbert Robert Beveridge to accommodate 512 students.[25]

The Bulimba public library opened in 1964.[26]

The suburb is home to two Defence Force Cadets Units, one Army and one Navy – 12th Army Cadet Unit and TS Gayndah at the former Bulimba Barracks, now HMAS Moreton on Apollo Road. The Australian Government Department of Defence announced the sale of the Bulimba Barracks in March 2015, while retaining part of the site as HMAS Moreton 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.[27][28]

Heritage listings[edit]

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

Facilities[edit]

The Brisbane City Council operates a public library on the corner of Oxford Street and Riding Road.[34]

Industry[edit]

In September 1906, the opening of the Dalgety's new wool and grain store in Newstead meant many locals were employed.[35]

Since the 1930s, Norman R Wright & Sons have operated a shipyard in Bulimba that has built many of the Transdev Brisbane Ferries.[36]

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

In 2016, Bulimba had 4673 registered vehicles and 829 registered businesses.[6]

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 2016 Census recorded 6,843 residents in Bulimba, of whom 51% were female and 49% were male. The median age of the population was 37, 1 year younger than the Australian average.[1]

68.2% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were England 6.4% and New Zealand 3.8%. 82.6% of people spoke only English at home. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 33.8%, Catholic 23.6% and Anglican 16.3%.[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.[37][38][39]

The Bulimba Sports Club is the home of the Riverside Rebels rugby union club.[40]

The Morningside Scout Group is a strong Scout Den which holds meetings and activities at Balmoral Park.[41]

The 12th Army Cadet Unit parades at HMAS Moreton on Monday nights, since 2006 after relocating from Camp Hill. The unit provides youth development in an Army setting.

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.[42][43]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ "Morningside Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 17 April 2017. 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. ^ a b "ABS Bulimba Region Data Summary". Archived from the original on 15 May 2018.
  7. ^ a b "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. ^ "Brief History of Brisbane City in the 19th Century". 2002. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Old Bulimba". Archived from the original on 15 May 2018.
  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.
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  13. ^ "Avenues of honour" (PDF). Brisbane City Council. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 May 2018. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Missing plaques commemorating lives of local soldiers to be replaced 90 years after vanishing". Archived from the original on 17 January 2017. 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. ^ Love, Barry. "Bulimba District Historical Society inc". Bulimba History Group. Archived from the original on 14 March 2018. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
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  18. ^ "Missing plaques commemorating lives of local soldiers to be replaced 90 years after vanishing". Archived from the original on 17 January 2017.
  19. ^ "Dickson grave restoration project". Archived from the original on 26 April 2017.
  20. ^ "DISTRICT COURT". The Brisbane Courier. LII, (11, 834). Queensland, Australia. 18 December 1895. p. 3. Retrieved 25 July 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  21. ^ "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.
  22. ^ "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.
  23. ^ "INDUSTRIAL COURT". The Telegraph (13, 478). Queensland, Australia. 2 February 1916. p. 2. Retrieved 25 July 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  24. ^ "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.
  25. ^ Gregory, Helen; Dianne Mclay (2010). Building Brisbane's History: Structure, Sculptures, Stories and Secrets. Warriewood, New South Wales: Woodslane Press. p. 122. ISBN 9781921606199.
  26. ^ "Public Libraries Statistical Bulletin 2016-17" (PDF). Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. November 2017. p. 11. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  27. ^ "Bulimba District Neighbourhood Plan Amendment". Archived from the original on 29 December 2017.
  28. ^ "Bulimba Barracks Master Plan" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 27 March 2016.
  29. ^ "Bulimba House (entry 600179)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
  30. ^ "Bulimba Ferry Terminal (entry 602211)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
  31. ^ "Bulimba Memorial Park (entry 600180)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
  32. ^ "St John the Baptist Anglican Church (entry 601174)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
  33. ^ "Bulimba State School (entry 601874)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
  34. ^ "Bulimba Library". Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. 15 December 2017. Archived from the original on 29 January 2018. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  35. ^ "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.
  36. ^ Our History Archived 1 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine. Norman R Wright & Sons
  37. ^ "Bulimba". profile.id. Archived from the original on 13 January 2014.
  38. ^ "Brisbane 18 Footers Sailing Club". Archived from the original on 31 January 2017.
  39. ^ "Brisbane Sailing Squadron". Archived from the original on 31 March 2017.
  40. ^ "Bulimba Sports Club". Riverside Rebels. Archived from the original on 23 May 2014.
  41. ^ "Morningside Scout Group". Archived from the original on 12 September 2017.
  42. ^ "Friends of Balmoral". Archived from the original on 1 June 2017.
  43. ^ "Oxford Street Bulimba Clubs & Groups". Archived from the original on 11 April 2017.

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