Ormeau, Queensland

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Ormeau
Gold CoastQueensland
Looking from Jasmine Crescent across new housing developments towards the Mother Teresa Catholic Primary School, Ormeau, 2014.JPG
Looking from Jasmine Crescent across new housing developments towards the Mother Teresa Catholic Primary School, Ormeau, 2014
Population14,460 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)4208
Location49 km (30 mi) south of Brisbane CBD
LGA(s)City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s)Coomera
Federal Division(s)Forde
Suburbs around Ormeau:
Yatala Stapylton Norwell
Luscombe Ormeau Norwell
Luscombe Ormeau Hills Pimpama

Ormeau is a hinterland town and suburb in the City of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.[2][3]

Geography[edit]

Ormeau is located in the northern Gold Coast, approximately 41 kilometres (25 mi) north of Surfers Paradise, and 49 kilometres (30 mi) south of Brisbane.

History[edit]

Family outside a homestead at Ormeau, ca. 1875

The name of the town came from Ormeau House the estate of Major Alexander Jenyns Boyd, a sugar planter of the 1860s. His first wife, Isabella (née Dawson) was born at Ormeau Road, Belfast, Ulster, Ireland. The word ormeau is French, meaning young elm.[2]

Podinga Provisional School opened on 5 August 1878. In 1892 it was renamed Ormeau Provisional School. On 1 January it became Ormeau State School.[4]

The Darlington Park Raceway was located in Ormeau.[5] It was used for an assignment on the third season of The Mole. It was shut down in 2005 after complaints from the local council.

In the 2011 census, Ormeau had a population of 12,439 people.[6]

Schools[edit]

  • Ormeau State School
  • Norfolk Village State Primary School
  • Livingstone Christian College
  • Ormeau Woods State High School
  • Lutheran Ormeau Rivers District School (LORDS)
  • The Toogoolawa School
  • Mother Teresa Catholic Primary School (Prep to Year 6)[7]

Amenities[edit]

The Gold Coast City Council operates a fortnightly mobile library service which makes four visits to Ormeau:[8]

  • the corner of Eggersdorf and Stewarts Road
  • Peachey Road
  • Reedmans Road, between Toogoolawa and Livingstone schools
  • Norfolk Park at Halfway Drive

Sport and recreation[edit]

A number of well-known sporting teams represent the local area, including the Ormeau Shearers is the local rugby league club who play home games at Ormeau Oval. The Ormeau Bulldogs are the local football (AFL) team for both juniors and masters (over 35's), which had two new ovals open for use in 2014.[9]

Ormeau All Stars Football Club was formed in 2013 to fill the need for a local soccer club in the community. All Stars play home games at Norfolk Park in Ormeau.[10]

Transport[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Ormeau (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 February 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Ormeau – town in City of Gold Coast (entry 25575)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Ormeau – suburb in the City of Gold Coast (entry 46073)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  4. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  5. ^ "ORMEAU DARLINGTON INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY". speedwayandroadracehistory. Archived from the original on 27 May 2019. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  6. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Ormeau (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 October 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  7. ^ "New Schools". Brisbane Catholic Education. Archived from the original on 4 December 2019. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  8. ^ "Mobile Library 2018 timetable" (PDF). Gold Coast City Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Ormeau Bulldogs Junior AFL Club". Archived from the original on 13 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  10. ^ "Ormeau All Stars FC". Ormeau All Stars FC. Archived from the original on 10 October 2019. Retrieved 10 October 2019.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°47′S 153°16′E / 27.783°S 153.267°E / -27.783; 153.267