Karawatha, Queensland

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Karawatha
BrisbaneQueensland
Karawatha Forest (6971530886).jpg
Karawatha Forest, 2012
Population 34 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4117
Location 22 km (14 mi) south-east of Brisbane CBD
LGA(s) Brisbane City Council
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Stretton
Federal Division(s) Moreton
Suburbs around Karawatha:
Runcorn Kuraby Kuraby
Stretton Karawatha Woodridge
Drewvale Berrinba Berrinba

Karawatha is an outer southern suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 34.[1]

It was formerly known as Berrinba, but now Berringa is the name of the suburb to the south within Logan City. [2][3] Karawatha is 22 kilometres (14 mi) south-east of the Brisbane CBD.

History[edit]

The naming of the suburb Karawatha originates from an Aboriginal word meaning a place with pine trees. [2]

Geography[edit]

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

Facilities[edit]

The Islamic College of Brisbane, which offers education P-12, is located in Karawatha, at the Logan Border, next to the Karawatha Forest.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Karawatha (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Karawatha (entry 47000)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Berrinba (entry 46568)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 

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Coordinates: 27°38′S 153°05′E / 27.633°S 153.083°E / -27.633; 153.083