South Bingera, Queensland

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South Bingera
BundabergQueensland
Population 590 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4670
Location 16 km (10 mi) from Bundaberg
LGA(s) Bundaberg Region
State electorate(s) Burnett
Federal Division(s) Hinkler
Suburbs around South Bingera:
South Kolan South Kolan Branyan
South Kolan South Bingera Elliott
Pine Creek Pine Creek Elliott

South Bingera is a locality in the Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] It is 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) south-west of Bundaberg on the Isis Highway. At the 2011 census, South Bingera had a population of 590 people.[1]

History[edit]

The name Bingera is believed to be derived from the Kabi language word meaning bony bream (a fish).[3]

The Bingera Provisional School opened on 6 March 1893. In 1909 it became Bingera State School. In 1911, it was renamed Bingera South State School. The school closed about 1 December 1965.[4][5]

The Bingera Railway Station Provisional School opened in 1907, becoming a State School in 1909. It closed in 1963.[4][6]

Education[edit]

The Shalom Catholic College based in West Bundaberg has a 85 hectares (210 acres) site at South Bingera, used for outdoor activities and environmental education.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "South Bingera (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 April 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "South Bingera (entry 44768)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Bingera (entry 2679)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Agency ID6282, Bingera South State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Agency ID6150, Bingera Railway Station State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Our History". Shalom College. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 

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Coordinates: 24°58′06″S 152°13′08″E / 24.96833°S 152.21889°E / -24.96833; 152.21889