Karawatha, Queensland

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Karawatha
BrisbaneQueensland
Karawatha Forest (6971530886).jpg
Karawatha Forest, 2012
Karawatha is located in Queensland
Karawatha
Karawatha
Coordinates27°37′56″S 153°04′59″E / 27.6322°S 153.0830°E / -27.6322; 153.0830 (Karawatha (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 27°37′56″S 153°04′59″E / 27.6322°S 153.0830°E / -27.6322; 153.0830 (Karawatha (centre of suburb))
Population19 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density2.21/km2 (5.72/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4117
Area8.6 km2 (3.3 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location25.4 km (16 mi) SSE of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s)City of Brisbane
(Calamvale Ward)[2]
State electorate(s)Stretton
Federal division(s)Moreton
Suburbs around Karawatha:
Stretton Kuraby Woodridge
Stretton Karawatha Woodridge
Drewvale Berrinba Logan Central

Karawatha is an outer southern suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[3] In the 2016 census, Karawatha had a population of 19 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Karawatha is 22 kilometres (14 mi) south-east of the Brisbane CBD.

Karawatha is a sparsely populated suburb with few structures and the majority of the land used as undeveloped park land, known as Karawatha Forest.

History[edit]

The naming of the suburb Karawatha originates from an Aboriginal word meaning a place with pine trees.[4]

It was formerly known as Berrinba, but now Berrinba is the name of the suburb to the south within Logan City.[4][5]

Islamic College of Brisbane opened on 5 January 1995.[6]

Faith Christian School opened in 2012.[7]

In the 2016 census, Karawatha had a population of 19 people.[1]

Education[edit]

Islamic College of Brisbane is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at 45 Acacia Road (27°37′07″S 153°05′35″E / 27.6186°S 153.0931°E / -27.6186; 153.0931 (Islamic College of Brisbane)).[8][9] It is adjacent to the Karawatha Forest. In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 1,117 students with 86 teachers (82 full-time equivalent) and 31 non-teaching staff (29 full-time equivalent).[10]

Faith Christian School of Distance Education is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school at 129 Garfield Road (27°38′26″S 153°05′33″E / 27.6406°S 153.0925°E / -27.6406; 153.0925 (Faith Christian School of Distance Education)).[8] It offers home-based education within a framework of Christian beliefs.[11] It is operated by Christian Home Based Education Ltd with a parent-run board.[7]

Attractions[edit]

Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre is in Acacia Road (27°37′27″S 153°05′33″E / 27.6243°S 153.0926°E / -27.6243; 153.0926 (Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre)). It is operated by Brisbane City Council.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Karawatha (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Calamvale Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 4 February 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Karawatha – suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 47000)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 July 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Karawatha (entry 47000)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Berrinba (entry 46568)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  6. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  7. ^ a b "FaithCSDE - About FaithCSDE". www.faithcsde.com. Retrieved 20 December 2021.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "Islamic College of Brisbane". Archived from the original on 6 December 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  10. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Archived from the original on 27 August 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  11. ^ "Faith Christian School of Distance Education". Archived from the original on 16 January 2019. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre". Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 20 December 2021.

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