Norman Gardens, Queensland
|Population||9,944 (2016 census)|
|• Density||685.8/km2 (1,776/sq mi)|
|Area||14.5 km2 (5.6 sq mi)|
Norman Gardens is bounded by the Bruce Highway to the west, the Yeppoon Road to the north and by Moores Creek (a tributary of the Fitzroy River) to the south. The main Rockhampton campus of the Central Queensland University is in the north-west corner of suburb on the corner of the Bruce Highway and the Yeppoon Road. The North Rockhampton Cemetery is located in the south-west of the suburb on the corner of the Bruce Highway and Moores Creek Road with the rest of area along the Bruce Highway being commercial premises with the residential areas behind them to the east.
The western side of the locality is relatively flat (30-50 metres above sea level) and is cleared and developed. However, in the east of the locality the land become more mountainous with Peak Hill (210 metres) and an unnamed peak (280 metres); this land is generally not developed apart from a quarry at Peak Hill.
On the median strip of the Bruce Highway on the border of Park Avenue and Norman Gardens is one of the seven Big Bulls statues that decorate Rockhampton, which regards itself as the Beef Capital of Australia. The Park Avenue/Norman Gardens statue is of a Braham bull. The Big Bulls are listed as one of Australia's big things.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Norman Gardens (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
- "Norman Gardens - suburb in Rockhampton Region (entry 48811)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
- "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
- "Where's the Beef?". Rockhampton Art Gallery. Archived from the original on 5 August 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
- Robinson, Paul; Farrow-Smith, Elloise; Saunders, Miranda (17 April 2014). "An ownership row has erupted over who holds Australia's Beef Capital title". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 5 August 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
- Clark, David (2004). Big Things: Australia's Amazing Roadside Attractions. Penguin Books. pp. 10–13. ISBN 0-14-300200-7.
- "Norman Gardens". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.
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