Suburb Profile


Petrie


Petrie is a suburb north of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Its local government area is the Moreton Bay Region. It is in the North Pine River section of its local council 24 kilometres north of Brisbane City. The origin of the suburb name is from an early inhabitant by the name of Tom Petrie. The township was named Petrie after his death. Prior to this, the area was known as North Pine. Tom Petrie was a highly regarded individual in the area through his community work and his cooperation with the local Aboriginal inhabitants.[1] Petrie is a suburban village with new housing developments on land which was previously used for pine plantations and agriculture.[2] Petrie railway station provides access to regular Queensland Rail City network services to Brisbane and Ipswich, as well as Caboolture and the Sunshine Coast. The residential estates of Frenchs Forest and Petrie-on-Pine are located in this area.

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Lawnton


Lawnton is a suburb in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia   Lawnton is bounded on the north by the North Pine River. Gympie Road passes through the centre of the suburb in a north-south direction.   The origin of the suburb name is from an early property owner, the blacksmith Stephen Lawn.  The property was acquired by Queensland Rail and was named Lawnton

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Kallangur


The area once belonged to Mrs. Griffin of Whiteside, west of Petrie, and was acquired by a Scottish migrant by the name of Thomas Petrie in 1855. The name Kallangur originates from the Aboriginal word kalangoor, meaning a goodly or satisfactory place.[3]   Cobb and Co coach, Old Gympie Road, Kallangur Gympie Road (now Old Gympie Road) passed through Kallangur from Brisbane to Gympie. It was a route travelled by Cobb & Co coaches. Kallangur grew in the early twentieth century as it was on the main road route to the Redcliffe peninsula before the construction of the Hornibrook Bridge in the 1930s. More recent development has been in response to the general housing demand in the northern growth corridor. The main thoroughfare in Kallangur is route 71, Anzac Avenue. An ANZAC memorial gate was erected along with a bronze statue on the corner of Anzac Avenue and Goodfellows Road. The new Memorial Gardens was unveiled in front of the North's Leagues and Services Club i...

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Murrumba Downs


Murrumba Downs is a suburb of the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia. It is located east of Kallangur on the Bruce Highway 24 km north of the Brisbane central business district.   It is bounded by Fresh Water Creek to the north, the North Pine River to the south and Bruce Highway to the east.   Murrumba Downs is on land that was part of the Murrumba property, bought by Thomas Petrie about 1858 and farmed by his family for almost 100 years.[2] The name Murrumba was derived from the local Aboriginal dialect and means Good place

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Dakabin


Dakabin is a locality in Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] It is 26 kilometres (16 mi) north of Brisbane CBD. The origin of the suburb name is from the Yugarabul Aboriginal language meaning grass tree or grass root.[3] Alma Park Zoo was a tourist attraction in Dakabin, it is a 20-acre (8.1 ha) park which contains Australian and exotic species as well as tropical gardens. The Zoo relocated to The Big Pineapple on 31 March 2014. The Lakeside International Raceway is a motor racing circuit also located in Dakabin near Lake Kurwongbah.[

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Bray Park


Bray Park is a suburb of Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] It is north of Brisbane, the state capital. It is named after John Bray, a former Shire councillor.[3] Bray Park is bounded by Four Mile Creek in the south, the Caboolture railway line in the east, Francis Road in the north, and Old North Road in the west. Bray Park is on the Caboolture line of the Queensland Rail City network; see Bray Park railway station. The main state schools are Bray Park State School and Bray Park High.

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