Suburban Snippets

Search the histories of the Gold Coast’s suburbs

Benowa

Benowa

In 1909 the mill was described as being situated in the centre of Benowa Village on an elevated site. Read this story
Anglers Paradise

Anglers Paradise

The Anglers Paradise Development Co consisted of 350 acres of residential land. Read this story
Andrews

Andrews

The Andrews family were instrumental in founding the first Presbyterian Church on the Gold Coast. Read this story
Ormeau

Ormeau

Gold has been discovered at a number of locations in the region. Read this story
Coomera

Coomera

The Binstead family, timber-getters and farmers, settled near a good ford in the river which was accessible except during times of flood. Read this story
Paradise Point

Paradise Point

In 1957, electricity poles were erected within the estate in preparation for power lines to be installed. Read this story
Palm Beach

Palm Beach

By 1925 there were approximately twenty seaside homes on the Palm Beach Estate. Read this story
Alberton

Alberton

In 1880 Carl Rehfeldt established a sugar mill near the junction of the two rivers. Read this story
Advancetown

Advancetown

Advancetown was a halfway point between the ranges and the railway station where the drivers and bullocks rested, ate and drank. Read this story
Florida Gardens Estate

Florida Gardens Estate

At the time, Florida Gardens was the largest land development in Queensland. Read this story
Broadbeach

Broadbeach

In 2014 Broadbeach became the southern terminus of the Gold Coast light rail connecting the area directly to Surfers Paradise and Southport. Read this story
Yatala

Yatala

The origins of Yatala's name are an Aboriginal word from the Adelaide region meaning swampy. Read this story