Neranwood, Queensland

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Neranwood
City of Gold CoastQueensland
View south from Lowry Court, Neranwood, Queensland.jpg
Lowry Court, 2016
Neranwood is located in Queensland
Neranwood
Neranwood
Coordinates 28°7′1″S 153°18′43″E / 28.11694°S 153.31194°E / -28.11694; 153.31194Coordinates: 28°7′1″S 153°18′43″E / 28.11694°S 153.31194°E / -28.11694; 153.31194
Postcode(s) 4213
LGA(s) City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s) Mudgeeraba
Federal Division(s) Wright
Suburbs around Neranwood:
Numinbah Valley Advancetown Mudgeeraba
Numinbah Valley Neranwood Austinville
Springbrook Austinville Austinville

Neranwood is a suburb in City of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.[1]

History[edit]

The name Neranwood is a contraction of the name of the Nerang Hardwood Company which established a sawmill in the area in 1923.[2]

A private tramway was built to transport the timber from the sawmill to the railway siding at Mudgeeraba. It had two locomotives called Alison and Kathleen. However, the project was not economically viable and the sawmill and tramway closed in 1928. Local people used the tramway sleepers for firewood.[2]

A telephone and telegraph office was established in 1924.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Neranwood (entry 46070)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Guthrie, Susan (6 September 2011). "Historical Neranwood near beautiful Springwood". Geo-Nature Walks and Tours: South-East Queensland. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Telephone Facilities at Neranwood". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 6 February 1924. p. 15. Retrieved 19 April 2014. 

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