Elimbah, Queensland

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Elimbah
Queensland
Elimbah State School, 2021.jpg
Elimbah State School, 2021
Elimbah is located in Queensland
Elimbah
Elimbah
Coordinates27°00′45″S 152°56′37″E / 27.0125°S 152.9436°E / -27.0125; 152.9436 (Elimbah (town centre))Coordinates: 27°00′45″S 152°56′37″E / 27.0125°S 152.9436°E / -27.0125; 152.9436 (Elimbah (town centre))
Population3,963 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density39.590/km2 (102.54/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4516
Area100.1 km2 (38.6 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)
Federal division(s)
Suburbs around Elimbah:
Woodford Beerburrum Beerburrum
Wamuran Elimbah Donnybrook
Wamuran Caboolture Toorbul

Elimbah is a rural town and locality in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2016 census, the locality of Elimbah had a population of 3,963 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Elimbah is located north of the larger centre of Caboolture, and south of Beerburrum.[citation needed]

Elimbah has the following mountains:

The Bruce Highway passes from south to north through the locality.[8] The North Coast railway line also passes from south to north through the locality, roughly parallel to the highway. The town is served by Elimbah railway station (27°00′40″S 152°56′45″E / 27.0110°S 152.9459°E / -27.0110; 152.9459 (Elimbah railway station)).[9]

History[edit]

The traditional owners of Elimbah were the Kabi people, who called the area as the "place of the grey water snake".[2][10]

The town was originally a campsite known as The Six Mile when it became a resting place for horses and bullocks. In 1890, with the breakthrough of the North Coast railway line, it became known as "36miles 68chains". On 20 September 1902, at the urging of local residents, it was officially named Elimbah.[10]

Elimbah State School opened on 3 November 1915.[11]

Twin View State School opened on 4 January 1921 and closed in October 1924.[12] The building was then relocated to Wamuran to be the new school building for Wamuran State School.[13]

The Methodist Church purchased 3 blocks of land in Elimbah in 1913.[14] In 1953, a church was being constructed, with Elimbah Methodist Church opening in 1954.[15] With the amalgamation of the Methodist Church into the Uniting Church in Australia in 1977, it became Elimbah Uniting Church.[16]

In the 2016 census, Elimbah recorded a population of 3,963 people, 48.7% female and 51.3% male.[1] The median age of the Elimbah population was 39 years, two years older than the national median. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.2% of the population. 80.7% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were England 3.9% and New Zealand 3.7%. 90.1% of people spoke only English at home. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 30.6%, Catholic 21.5% and Anglican 17.3%.[1]

Education[edit]

Elimbah State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at School Road (27°00′46″S 152°56′33″E / 27.0127°S 152.9424°E / -27.0127; 152.9424 (Elimbah State School)).[17][18] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 437 students with 35 teachers (30 full-time equivalent) and 22 non-teaching staff (14 full-time equivalent).[19] It includes a special education program.[17]

There is no secondary school in Elimbah. The nearest government secondary schools are Caboolture State High School and Tullawong State High School, both in neighbouring Caboolture to the south.[8]

Amenities[edit]

Elimbah Uniting Church is at 3 Coronation Drive (27°00′45″S 152°56′39″E / 27.0124°S 152.9442°E / -27.0124; 152.9442 (Elimbah Uniting Church)).[20][21][22] It is part of the Moreton Rivers Presbytery of the Uniting Church in Australia.[23]

St Mary Magdalene Orthodox Christian Mission is part of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines. It meets in the Uniting Church.[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Elimbah (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at WikidataCC-BY icon.svg Material was copied from this source, which is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 October 2017. Retrieved 21 September 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link).
  2. ^ a b "Elimbah – town in Moreton Bay Region (entry 11475)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Elimbah – locality in Moreton Bay Region (entry 45434)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  4. ^ a b c "Mountain peaks and capes - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 12 November 2020. Archived from the original on 25 November 2020. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Round Mountain – mountain in Moreton Bay Region (entry 29195)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  6. ^ "The Saddleback – mountain in Moreton Bay Region (entry 34101)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  7. ^ "Tunbubudla – mountain in Moreton Bay Region (entry 35327)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
  9. ^ "Railway stations and sidings - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 2 October 2020. Archived from the original on 5 October 2020. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  10. ^ a b "Elimbah history". Moreton Bay Regional Council. Archived from the original on 4 May 2021. Retrieved 30 April 2021.
  11. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  12. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  13. ^ "WAMURAN SCHOOL". The Brisbane Courier. No. 20, 972. Queensland, Australia. 13 April 1925. p. 9. Archived from the original on 30 November 2021. Retrieved 27 November 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  14. ^ "Crown Land Sale". The Brisbane Courier. No. 17, 234. Queensland, Australia. 9 April 1913. p. 9. Archived from the original on 14 December 2021. Retrieved 15 September 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
  15. ^ "About us". Elimbah Uniting Church. Archived from the original on 15 September 2021. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  16. ^ "Denominations". Australian Christian Church Histories. Archived from the original on 23 August 2021. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
  17. ^ a b "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  18. ^ "Elimbah State School". Elimbah State School. 26 February 2020. Archived from the original on 6 March 2021. Retrieved 13 December 2021.
  19. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  20. ^ "Find a Church". Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod. Archived from the original on 24 October 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  21. ^ "Elimbah UC". Elimbah Uniting Church. Archived from the original on 15 September 2021. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  22. ^ "Elimbah Uniting Church". Churches Australia. Archived from the original on 15 September 2021. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  23. ^ "Queensland congregations and faith communities" (PDF). Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod. March 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on 20 October 2021. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  24. ^ "St Mary Magdalene Orthodox Christian Mission". Churches Australia. Archived from the original on 29 October 2021. Retrieved 13 December 2021.

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