Kingsholme, Queensland

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Kingsholme
Gold Coast CityQueensland
Kingsholme is located in Queensland
Kingsholme
Kingsholme
Coordinates27°49′23″S 153°14′07″E / 27.8230°S 153.2352°E / -27.8230; 153.2352 (Kingsholme (centre of locality))
Population286 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density14.23/km2 (36.85/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4208
Area20.1 km2 (7.8 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s)Coomera
Federal Division(s)Forde
Suburbs around Kingsholme:
Luscombe Ormeau Hills Ormeau
Pimpama
Cedar Creek Kingsholme Willow Vale
Cedar Creek Wongawallan Wongawallan

Kingsholme is a rural locality in the City of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census Kingsholme had a population of 286 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

The locality is roughly bounded to the west by the Darlington Range (27°49′31″S 153°12′51″E / 27.8254°S 153.2142°E / -27.8254; 153.2142 (Darlington Range)).[3]

A small portion of the northeastern boundary of the locality follows the Pacific Motorway.[4]

History[edit]

The locality was named by James Murtha circa 1869. Originally from County Cork, Ireland, he named his property, Kingsholme. Other notable pioneering families included the Thomson family (Alexander Thomson) who emigrated from Scotland in 1889.[5]

Historically, farming families grew bananas, sugar cane and arrowroot. Some supplemented their farm income with dairying or sawmilling. Today, many former farms have been sub divided.[5]

In the 2011 census, Kingsholme had a population of 281 people.[6]

In the 2016 census Kingsholme had a population of 286 people.[1]

Education[edit]

There are no schools in Kingsholme. The nearest primary schools are Ormeau State School in neighbouring Ormeau to the north-east and Cedar Creek State School in neighbouring Cedar Creek to the west. The nearest secondary school is Ormeau Woods State High School in Ormeau.[4]

Amenities[edit]

Ormeau Rural Fire Station is the southern side of eastern end of Upper Ormeau Road (27°48′11″S 153°15′35″E / 27.8031°S 153.2597°E / -27.8031; 153.2597 (Ormeau Rural Fire Station)).[7]

There are a number of parks in the locality, including:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Kingsholme (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Kingsholme – locality in City of Gold Coast (entry 46056)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Darlington Range – range in City of Gold Coast (entry 9367)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Kingsholme history". Gold Coast City Council. Archived from the original on 2 November 2019. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  6. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Kingsholme". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 April 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  7. ^ "Emergency services facilities - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 18 November 2020. Archived from the original on 24 November 2020. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Land for public recreation - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 20 November 2020. Archived from the original on 22 November 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.

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