Donnybrook, Queensland

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Donnybrook
Queensland
Donnybrook is located in Queensland
Donnybrook
Donnybrook
Coordinates27°00′17″S 153°04′12″E / 27.0047°S 153.0699°E / -27.0047; 153.0699 (Donnybrook (town centre))
Population617 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density25.29/km2 (65.49/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4510
Area24.4 km2 (9.4 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)Pumicestone
Federal Division(s)Longman
Localities around Donnybrook:
Elimbah Beerburrum Pumicestone Passage
Elimbah Donnybrook Pumicestone Passage
Toorbul Meldale Pumicestone Passage

Donnybrook is a coastal town and locality in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2016 census, the locality of Donnybrook had a population of 617 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Donnybrook is 60 kilometres (37 mi) north of Brisbane, the state capital. The closest major population centre is Caboolture, 20 kilometres (12 mi) to the west.

The town of Donnybrook is on the coast of the Australian mainland but is separated by the narrow Pumicestone Passage from Bribie Island.[4]

History[edit]

The town name was approved by the Queensland Place Names Board on 1 October 1975. The name appears to be derived from a corroboree site, or because of fights amongst oyster gatherers at weekend camps.[2]

The town started out as a small fishing community but has since developed into a tourist destination.[citation needed]

Pumicestone Post Office opened on 1 August 1958. It was renamed Donnybrook in 1976.[5]

In 1985, an unsealed road running along the waterfront was named Grant Lane after Robert Grant (1895 – 15 November 1991) for his 90th birthday, a popular local who everyone knew as "Pop". A few years later the road was sealed after he had complained for years of the dust produced by all the passers-by.[citation needed]

Sand mining and sewerage works have recently[when?] been proposed for the area.[citation needed]

Donnybrook District Bowls Club opened in 1980. In 2018 it broadened its scope to include darts and fishing.[6]

At the 2006 census, Donnybrook had a population of 554.[7]

At the 2011 census, Donnybrook had a population of 461.[8]

In the 2016 census the locality of Donnybrook had a population of 617 people.[1]

Education[edit]

There are no schools in Donnybrook. The nearest primary schools are Beerburrum State School in neighbouring Beerburrum to the north-west and Pumicestone State School in Caboolture to the south-west. The nearest secondary school is Caboolture State High School in Caboolture to the south-west.[4]

Amenities[edit]

Donnybrook Community Hall is at 26 Edith Street (corner of Alice Street, 27°00′14″S 153°04′08″E / 27.0039°S 153.0690°E / -27.0039; 153.0690 (Donnybrook Community Hall)).[9] The Moreton Bay Regional Council operates a mobile library service which visits the Donnybook Community Hall.[10]

Donnybrook Post Office is a post office (27°00′01″S 153°04′12″E / 27.0002°S 153.0701°E / -27.0002; 153.0701 (Donnybrook Post Office)).[9]

Donnybrook Rural Fire Station is at 55 Alice Street (27°00′13″S 153°04′09″E / 27.0035°S 153.0691°E / -27.0035; 153.0691 (Donnybrook Rural Fire Station)).[11]

The boat ramp at the end of Grant Lane opposite caravan park (27°00′00″S 153°04′16″E / 27.0000°S 153.0712°E / -27.0000; 153.0712 (Donnybrook, Grant Lane boat ramp)) provides boating access to the Pumicestone Passage. It is managed by the Moreton Bay Regional Council.[12]

Donnybrook Sports & Community Club is at 11 Amy Street (27°00′03″S 153°04′08″E / 27.0008°S 153.0688°E / -27.0008; 153.0688 (DONNYBROOK & DISTRICT BOWLS CLUB)). It offers competitive and social lawn bowls, social darts, and competitive and social fishing events for members and visitors.[13][6]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, Donnybrook recorded a population of 461 people, 48.6% female and 51.4% male.[8] The median age of the Donnybrook population was 53 years, compared to the national median age of 37. 87.3% of people living in Donnybrook were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 4.8%, Germany 1.1%, Netherlands 1.1%, Papua New Guinea 1.1%, Wales 0.9%. 93.7% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common language was 1.1% Greek[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Donnybrook (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Donnybrook – town in Moreton Bay Region (entry 10324)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Donnybrook – locality in Moreton Bay Region (entry 45410)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  5. ^ Phoenix Auctions History. "Post Office List". Phoenix Auctions. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Donnybrook Sports Club". Donnybrook Sport & Community Club. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  7. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Donnybrook (SSC)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  8. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Donnybrook (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 27 January 2020. Edit this at Wikidata
  9. ^ a b "Building points - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 17 November 2020. Archived from the original on 25 November 2020. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  10. ^ "Mobile Library". Moreton Bay Regional Council. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Emergency services facilities - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 18 November 2020. Archived from the original on 24 November 2020. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  12. ^ "Recreational Boating Facilities Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 12 November 2020. Archived from the original on 22 November 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  13. ^ "Building areas - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 17 November 2020. Archived from the original on 17 November 2020. Retrieved 17 November 2020.

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