Norwell, Queensland

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Norwell
Gold CoastQueensland
StateLibQld 1 124863 Dorothy Evans in the canefields, Norwell, Queensland, ca. 1915.jpg
Canefields, Norwell, circa 1915
Norwell is located in Queensland
Norwell
Norwell
Coordinates27°46′37″S 153°18′45″E / 27.7769°S 153.3125°E / -27.7769; 153.3125 (Norwell (centre of locality))Coordinates: 27°46′37″S 153°18′45″E / 27.7769°S 153.3125°E / -27.7769; 153.3125 (Norwell (centre of locality))
Population200 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density7.7/km2 (20/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4208
Area26.1 km2 (10.1 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s)Coomera
Federal Division(s)Fadden
Suburbs around Norwell:
Gilberton Woongoolba Steiglitz
Ormeau Norwell Jacobs Well
Ormeau Pimpama Pimpama

Norwell is a rural locality in the City of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census Norwell had a population of 200 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Norwell is in the north of the City of Gold Coast. It is bounded to the east by Jacobs Well, to the south by Pimpama, to the west by Ormeau, and to the north by Gilberton and Woongoolba.

History[edit]

Foundation stone, Apostolic Church, 2014

In the late 1800s, the farming district located between the Pimpama River and the Logan River called Pimpama Island and encompasses the modern localities of Jacobs Well, Norwell, Steiglitz and Woongoolba. It was referred to as an island because there were a number of lagoons and swamps that isolated the area during the wet season; however, this disadvantage made it good land for growing sugar cane.[3]

Norwell was named after the Norwell sugar plantation which was owned by William Pidd in the 1870s.[4]

Norwell State School opened on 17 January 1910 and closed on 30 April 1971.[5][6]

In the 2011 census, Norwell had a population of 282 people.[7]

In the 2016 census Norwell had a population of 200 people.[1]

Education[edit]

Jacobs Well Environmental Education Centre is an Outdoor and Evironmental Education Centre on the corner of Behms & Pimpama-Jacobs Well Roads (27°46′57″S 153°20′06″E / 27.7824°S 153.3349°E / -27.7824; 153.3349 (Jacobs Well Environmental Education Centre)).[8][9]

There are no conventional schools in Norwell. The nearest primary schools are Woongoolba State School in neighbouring Woongoolba to the north and Ormeau State School in neighbouring Ormeau to the west. The nearest secondary school is Ormeau Woods State High School in Ormeau.[10]

Amenities[edit]

Apostolic Church, Norwell, 2014

Today, the only public building in the district is the Apostolic church, which was built in 1963.[4]

Attractions[edit]

Entrance to the Holden Driving Centre, 2014

Holden operate a driver training facility at Norwell. In addition to driver safety programs at a number of levels of experience, the centre also offers 4WD training and performance driving courses and "hot laps" in a high-performance car.[11] It is also the base for Paul Morris Motorsport and MARC Cars Australia.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Norwell (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Norwell – locality in City of Gold Coast (entry 46071)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Woongoolba History". City of Gold Coast Council. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b "Norwell History". City of Gold Coast Council. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Agency ID 6494, Norwell State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  7. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Norwell". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 April 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  8. ^ "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Jacobs Well Environmental Education Centre". Archived from the original on 24 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 4 March 2021.
  11. ^ "About the Driving Centre". Holden. Retrieved 14 April 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Motor Sport". Morris International. Archived from the original on 25 February 2021. Retrieved 4 March 2021.