Geebung, Queensland

Geebung is a suburb in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[4] In the 2016 census, Geebung had a population of 4626 people.[5]

Geography

The suburb is centred on its railway station on the Caboolture railway line.

History

The suburb takes its name from its railway station, which in turn was named after the fruit of the plant Persoonia media, known as "jibung" in the Dharuk language.[4]

The Geebung Baptist church was initiated with a stump capping ceremony on Saturday 7 February 1925; prior to this services had been held in the war memorial hall.[6] On Saturday 14 February 1926, the church was opened in a ceremony attended by 150 people. It was made of weatherboard and could seat about 100 people. The church (including fencing, the organ, the seating etc) cost £543/12/0 having spent £80 for the land.[7] A new church was built about the 1960s. In May 2012 the Geebung Baptist congregation merged with the Sandgate Baptist congregation, selling their existing churches and establishing a new church, Connect Baptist Church at Deagon.[8][9] In August 2013, the Geebung Baptist church was purchased by the Tonga Houʻeiki Church for $1.5 million, although the decision to purchase was controversial within the church.[10]

Demographics

In the 2011 census the population of Geebung was 4,620: 51.1% female and 48.9% male.[11]

The median age of the Geebung population was 37 years, the same as the national median.

77.5% of people living in Geebung were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 69.8%; the next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 4.5%, England 2.6%, India 1.4%, Philippines 1.1%, China 0.6%. 86.9% of people spoke only English at home; the next most popular languages were 0.9% Italian, 0.9% Mandarin, 0.8% Punjabi, 0.8% Hindi, 0.5% Samoan.

Fossil find

The suburb was the location for a significant fossil discovery in 2013. The fossils were the remains of a rare 50-million-year-old crocodile like species and several other animals.[12]

Transport

Geebung railway station and Sunshine railway station provides access to regular Queensland Rail City network services to Brisbane and Ipswich, as well as Caboolture and the Sunshine Coast.

On the day of the 2011 census, 15.6% of employed people travelled to work on public transport and 62.1% by car (either as driver or as passenger).[11]

References

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Geebung (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Deagon Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 9 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Marchant Ward". Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council. Archived from the original on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Geebung - suburb in City of Brisbane (entry 48302)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  5. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Geebung (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  6. ^ "GEEBUNG PROGRESS". The Daily Mail (88). Queensland, Australia. 8 February 1925. p. 18. Retrieved 9 August 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ "BAPTIST CHURCH". The Daily Mail (7191). Queensland, Australia. 16 March 1925. p. 7. Retrieved 9 August 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ "Better together! Recent church mergers in Queensland Baptists". The qb magazine: 32–33. August – September 2017.
  9. ^ "Connect Baptist Church - Deagon". Connect Baptist Church. Archived from the original on 9 August 2019. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  10. ^ Latu, Kalino (23 August 2013). "AUD$1.5 million real estate purchase splits Brisbane Tonga Houʻeiki Church". . Archived from the original on 9 August 2019. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  11. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Geebung (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 July 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  12. ^ Moore, Tony (16 July 2013). "'Phenomenal' fossil find in Brisbane's north". BrisbaneTimes. Fairfax Media. Archived from the original on 16 March 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2013.

Further reading

  • Geebong Story - Being the history of Geebung and including the Zillman's Waterholes, Sandgate, Downfall Creek, Deadman's Gully, Cabbage Tree Creek, Happy Valley and Virginia from early settlement to the end of World War I. by Kath Ballard, Geebung Qld 1995.
  • Geebung Story: The Next Fifty Years - Being the history of Geebung (with other name for three years) and surrounding north side suburbs including Nundah, Albion, Zillmere, Virginia, Chermside and Sandgate. Embracing Brisbane to the Pine River and beyond and to the bayside areas with an enormous amount of WW2 years of both Australian and American, including a previously unrecorded Chermside Camp map with story and photographs. Every page with names, names, names. by Kath Ballard, Geebung Qld 1998.

External links

Coordinates: 27°22′16″S 153°02′53″E / 27.371°S 153.048°E / -27.371; 153.048