Burnside, Queensland

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Burnside
Sunshine CoastQueensland
Burnside is located in Queensland
Burnside
Burnside
Coordinates26°37′54″S 152°56′04″E / 26.6316°S 152.9344°E / -26.6316; 152.9344Coordinates: 26°37′54″S 152°56′04″E / 26.6316°S 152.9344°E / -26.6316; 152.9344
Population2,409 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density455/km2 (1,177/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4560
Area5.3 km2 (2.0 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s)Nicklin
Federal Division(s)Fairfax
Suburbs around Burnside:
Kureelpa Highworth Nambour
Perwillowen Burnside Nambour
Perwillowen Perwillowen Coes Creek

Burnside is a locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Burnside had a population of 2,409 people.[1]

History[edit]

According to local sources,[3] Irish immigrants Patrick King and his wife, Mary, acquired a 314 acres (127 Ha) selection along the southern boundary of the Nambour Cattle Run in 1881. The property was named 'Burnside' derived from the Gaelic term 'burn' (meaning creek), as the selection ran along today's Whalley Creek).[2]

The Whalley family (who the creek was named after) arrived in 1884.[4]

Nambour Special School opened on 24 January 1977.[5]

Burnside State School opened on 23 January 1978. (There was another Burnside State School west of Brisbane which opened in 1877 and was renamed Mulgowie State School.)[5]

Burnside State High School opened on 30 January 1979.[5][6]

St Joseph's Catholic High School was originally in Nambour but moved to Perwillowen Road in 1979 and was renamed St John's College in honour of St John the Evangelist in 1985.[7]

In 1980, it was decided a TAFE campus should be developed in Burnside, with construction starting in 1981.[8]

Education[edit]

Burnside State School is a government primary (Early Childhood-6) school for boys and girls at 51 Blaxland Road (26°37′49″S 152°56′51″E / 26.6304°S 152.9475°E / -26.6304; 152.9475 (Burnside State School)).[9][10] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 485 students with 47 teachers (40 full-time equivalent) and 22 non-teaching staff (14 full-time equivalent).[11]

Burnside State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at Blaxland Road (26°37′49″S 152°56′50″E / 26.6304°S 152.9472°E / -26.6304; 152.9472 (Burnside State High School)).[9][12] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 796 students with 78 teachers (72 full-time equivalent) and 36 non-teaching staff (24 full-time equivalent).[11]

Nambour Special School is a special primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at 70 Windsor Road (26°37′58″S 152°56′45″E / 26.6329°S 152.9458°E / -26.6329; 152.9458 (Nambour Special School)).[9][13] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 151 students with 46 teachers (37 full-time equivalent) and 53 non-teaching staff (34 full-time equivalent).[11] It provides special education in the Sunshine Coast region.[14]

St John's College is a Catholic secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at Perwillowen Road (26°38′16″S 152°56′42″E / 26.6379°S 152.9449°E / -26.6379; 152.9449 (St John's College)).[9][15] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 765 students with 58 teachers (55 full-time equivalent) and 34 non-teaching staff (26 full-time equivalent).[16]

Physically the TAFE campus is the largest of Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE campuses, and offers courses including Childcare, Community Work, Conservation and Land Management, Horticulture, Construction, Graphic Design, Music, Photography, Interior Design, and Building Design.[17]

Churches[edit]

There are several Christian denominational places of worship in the Burnside area. They include Nambour Gospel Chapel, Flame Tree Church (Baptist),[18] Nambour Seventh-day Adventist Church,[19] Nambour Presbyterian Church[20] and Nambour Wesleyan Methodist Church.[21]

Services[edit]

Sundale Rotary Retirement Community is a seniors community of 80 units and occupying 2.8 hectares (6.9 acres). It has an extensive range of support and entertainment services.[22]

The Australia Post Business Hub for the Nambour area is situated in Burnside.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Burnside (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Burnside - locality in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48550)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  3. ^ "The first settlers of the Nambour area". Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Whalleys Creek - watercourse in the Sunshine Coast Region (entry 39088)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  5. ^ a b c Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  6. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  7. ^ "St John's College, Nambour". College History. Archived from the original on 13 February 2018. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  8. ^ "TAFE has come a long way on the Coast". Sunshine Coast Daily. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ "Burnside State School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  11. ^ a b c "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Burnside State High School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Nambour Special School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Nambour Special School". Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  15. ^ "St John's College". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  16. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  17. ^ "Nambour campus". Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  18. ^ "FlameTree Church - Home Of Nambour Baptist Church". Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  19. ^ "Nambour - Home". nambour.adventist.org.au. Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  20. ^ "Nambour Presbyterian". nepc.org.au. Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  21. ^ Jared. "The Wesleyan Methodist Church of Australia - Welcome Home". Wesleyan Methodist Church Australia. Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  22. ^ "Sundale Retirement Communities". Burnside. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  23. ^ "Australia Post". Nambour Business Hub. Retrieved 12 February 2018.

External links[edit]

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