Bunya, Queensland

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Bunya
Queensland
Bunyaville Environmental Education Centre.jpg
Bunyaville Environmental Education Centre
Bunya is located in Queensland
Bunya
Bunya
Coordinates27°21′55″S 152°56′43″E / 27.3652°S 152.9452°E / -27.3652; 152.9452 (Bunya (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 27°21′55″S 152°56′43″E / 27.3652°S 152.9452°E / -27.3652; 152.9452 (Bunya (centre of suburb))
Population1,916 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density132.1/km2 (342.2/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4055
Area14.5 km2 (5.6 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)Ferny Grove
Federal division(s)Dickson
Suburbs around Bunya:
Eatons Hill Eatons Hill Albany Creek
Draper Bunya McDowall
Ferny Hills Arana Hills Everton Hills

Bunya is a suburb in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Bunya had a population of 1,916 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Bunya is north-west of Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland.

The suburb is bounded to the north by the South Pine River.[3]

Bunya Crossing is a ford across the South Pine River in the south of the locality (27°21′10″S 152°56′53″E / 27.3529°S 152.9481°E / -27.3529; 152.9481 (Bunya Crossing)).[4] It is at the northern end of Dugandan Road and does not have a bridge.[3]

Bunya is home to the Bunyaville Conservation Park, operated by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.[5] Spotted gum, grey ironbark, narrow-leaved ironbark, white mahogany, tallowwood, forest red gum, grey gum and brush box grow in the open forests. The forest protects a small community of the broad-leaved spotted gum Corymbia henryi found only in the Brisbane region.[6]

History[edit]

The name Bunya is derived from the Kabi language word bonyi or bunyi, meaning the Bunya pine tree (Araucaria bidwillii).[2]

Bunya State School opened on 25 January 1875 and closed on 21 February 1965.[7] The school was at 550 Bunya Road (27°21′58″S 152°55′52″E / 27.3660°S 152.9311°E / -27.3660; 152.9311 (Bunya State School (former))).[8][3]

In the 2011 census, Bunya recorded a population of 1,787 people, 49.7% female and 50.3% male. The median age of the Bunya population was 41 years, 4 years above the national median of 37. 81.6% of people living in Bunya were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 5.7%, New Zealand 2%, South Africa 1.3%, Canada 0.6%, Papua New Guinea 0.4%. 93.9% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.8% German, 0.3% French, 0.3% Cantonese, 0.2% Polish, 0.2% Auslan.[citation needed]

In the 2016 census, Bunya had a population of 1,916 people.[1]

Education[edit]

Bunyaville Environmental Education Centre is an Outdoor and Environmental Education Centre at Old Northern Road (27°22′26″S 152°58′10″E / 27.3740°S 152.9695°E / -27.3740; 152.9695 (Bunyaville Environmental Education Centre)).[9][10]

There are no mainstream schools in Bunya. The nearest government primary schools are Patrick Road State School in Ferny Hills to the south and Samford State School in Samford Village to the south-west. The nearest government secondary school is Ferny Grove State High School in Ferny Grove to the south.[3]

Facilities[edit]

Bunya Cemetery, 2015
Only surviving headstone, Bunya cemetery, 2015 - "Thomas Broad, died Apr 2nd 1892 aged 49 years"

Bunya Cemetery is at 660 Bunya Road (27°21′35″S 152°55′39″E / 27.3598°S 152.9275°E / -27.3598; 152.9275 (Bunya Cemetery)). It is a closed cemetery with only one surviving headstone from 1892.[11][12]

Arana Hills SES Facility is in James Drysdale Recreation Reserve at 2 Pine Hills Drive (27°22′47″S 152°56′52″E / 27.3797°S 152.9479°E / -27.3797; 152.9479 (Arana Hills SES Facility)).[13][14]

Amenities[edit]

There are a number of parks in the area:

James Drysdale Recreation Reserve hosts several sports clubs including: Pine Hills Pythons football club, who play in Capital League 1 and Pine Hills Netball Club who play in the Downey Park winter season.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bunya (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Bunya – suburb in Moreton Bay Region (entry 45369)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
  4. ^ "Bunya Crossing – ford in Moreton Bay Regional (entry 5303)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  5. ^ "Bunyaville Conservation Park". Parks and forests. Queensland Government. Archived from the original on 21 March 2019. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Bunyaville Conservation Park". Visit Brisbane. Retrieved 10 April 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  8. ^ "Queensland Twenty Chain series sheet 2550" (Map). Queensland Government. 1960. Archived from the original on 10 April 2021. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  9. ^ "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Bunyaville Environmental Education Centre". Archived from the original on 25 December 2018. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  11. ^ "Cemetery Areas - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 12 November 2020. Archived from the original on 15 November 2020. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  12. ^ ""A LONELY GRAVE"". The Courier-mail. No. 794. Queensland, Australia. 16 March 1936. p. 19. Archived from the original on 31 May 2022. Retrieved 10 April 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
  13. ^ "Emergency services facilities - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 18 November 2020. Archived from the original on 24 November 2020. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  14. ^ "Arana Hills SES". www.facebook.com. Archived from the original on 10 April 2021. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  15. ^ a b c d e f "Land for public recreation - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 20 November 2020. Archived from the original on 22 November 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.

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