Caboolture, Queensland
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Caboolture, Queensland

Caboolture [2] is a town and suburb in Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[3][4] At the 2016 census, the town of Caboolture had an estimated population of 67,460.[1] It is located on the north side of the Caboolture River, which separates the town from Morayfield and Caboolture South.

Geography

Caboolture is an urban centre or satellite city approximately 44 kilometres (27 mi) north of Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland. Caboolture is considered to be the northernmost urban area of the greater Brisbane metropolitan region within South East Queensland, and it marks the end of the Brisbane suburban commuter railway service along the North Coast railway line.

The urban extent of the town of Caboolture is not formally defined but is generally regarded as including the following suburbs:

History

Indigenous history

The Kabi indigenous people are the traditional custodians of the area now known as Caboolture. The name Kabultur is derived from the Yugarabul dialect meaning "place of the carpet snake".[5] The Kabi people harvested bush food, fresh water mussels, oysters, fish, and some game animals, moving around the land to take best advantage of seasonally-available produce.

Each year in March, the Kabi people would hold Bunya Festivals to feast on the plentiful and nutritious annual nuts of the Bunya Pine. These huge trees provided a food source which could sustain large numbers of people. Neighbouring clans were invited to the festivals, where singing, dancing story-telling, trading and arranging of marriages took place.[]

19th century

The Caboolture area was colonised by European people in 1842 when the land around the Moreton Bay penal colony was opened up to free settlers.[6]

By the mid-1860s the local pastoralists were experimenting with sugar cane and cotton. In 1867, a tiny settlement was established as a supply and trading centre for the settlers in the area and to service the needs of miners trekking from Brisbane to the goldfields near Gympie The local shire was constituted in 1879 and in 1888 the railway line from Brisbane was opened.[6]

Caboolture Post Office opened on 1 September 1869.[7]

Settlement in Caboolture was accelerated with the discovery of gold at Gympie. In 1868, the town was used as a stop-over point by the Cobb and Co coach service connecting Brisbane, Gympie and Maryborough. This function continued with the rail link established in 1888.[]

Recent history

The Australia sign by Ken Done at Expo 88

Formerly a small dairy town, the location of Caboolture on the corridor between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast resulted in an influx of residents in the 1970s and 1980s.[] The three main factors in this expansion were the electrification of the railway line to Brisbane, enabling travel to the Brisbane CBD in less than an hour, the development of the Bruce Highway to freeway (motorway) standard, and the availability of cheap land.[]

Australia sign from Expo 88, on display near the Bruce Highway at Deception Bay, 2008

The Caboolture Library opened in 2011.[8]

As part of the 30th Anniversary of Expo 88 celebration, on 26 October 2018, artist Ken Done unveiled the restoration of his iconic signs made for the Australia pavilion at Expo 88. It had spent the intervening years in a cow paddock beside the Bruce Highway at Deception Bay. The restoration was undertaken by the Caboolture Historical Village where they will remain on display.[9]

Heritage listings

Caboolture has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Population and demographics

Caboolture demographics 2011
Year Population Notes
1933 1,215
1947 1,423
1954 1,947
1961 2,466
1966 2,960
1971 3,830
1976 5,588
1981 7,934
1986 11,220
1991 22,178
1996 30,702
2001 33,230
2006 37,085
2011 59,052 [11]
2016 67,460 [1]

According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 67,460 people in Caboolture

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.8% of the population.
  • 75.7% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 4.6%, England 3.5%, Philippines 0.9%, Taiwan 0.6% and South Korea 0.5%.
  • 85.8% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 0.8%, Samoan 0.6%, Tagalog 0.4%, Korean 0.4% and Cantonese 0.3%.
  • The most common responses for religion were No Religion 33.2%, Catholic 19.0% and Anglican 15.7%.[1]

Transport

Caboolture is a regional transport hub. With its connections across the Great Dividing Range via the D'Aguilar Highway, easy highway access to Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast via the Bruce Highway, and the Bribie Island Road to Bribie Island, it is a focal point for road traffic.

Caboolture railway station is the terminus for QR Citytrain's Caboolture railway line, as well as being a major stop on the North Coast railway line. Citytrain operates regular services to Brisbane, in addition to interurban services to Nambour and Gympie, with significant expansion of services north of Caboolture planned over the next decade. The area is serviced by two bus companies, Caboolture Bus Lines and the larger Kangaroo Bus Lines.

Caboolture also contains its own airfield, which primarily services general and recreational aviation. Visiting aircraft are able to operate into the Caboolture airstrip, which is under the operational control of the Caboolture Aero Club Inc. Additionally the airport is home to a number of aviation enterprises and attractions - amongst them, the Caboolture Warplane Museum (with operational P-51 Mustang, CAC Wirraway and CAC Winjeel aircraft), skydiving club, and the Beaufort Restoration group (a group of volunteers restorating an Australian-built DAP Beaufort Mark VII Bomber).

Sport

Caboolture's senior sporting teams predominantly play in the respective Sunshine Coast competitions. The suburbs cricket club are reigning Sunshine Coast Cricket Association first division premiers. The rugby union club have rejoined the Sunshine Coast Rugby Union competition after a few years in Queensland Suburban rugby's Barber Cup.[12]

The town also has a Little Athletics club.[13]

Education

State schools

Caboolture State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 12 George Street (27°04?57?S 152°56?55?E / 27.0825°S 152.9487°E / -27.0825; 152.9487 (Caboolture State School)). It includes a special education program.[14][15] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 558 students with 41 teachers (37 full-time equivalent) and 39 non-teaching staff (26 full-time equivalent).[16]

Caboolture State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at Lee Street (27°05?03?S 152°57?40?E / 27.0841°S 152.9610°E / -27.0841; 152.9610 (Caboolture State High School)).[14][17] It includes a special eduation program. In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1248 students with 110 teachers (107 full-time equivalent) and 57 non-teaching staff (44 full-time equivalent).[16]

Caboolture East State School is a government primary (Early Childhood-6) school for boys and girls at 44 Manley Street (27°04?39?S 152°57?39?E / 27.0775°S 152.9609°E / -27.0775; 152.9609 (Caboolture East State School)). It includes a special education program and an early childhood developmental program.[14][18] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 624 students with 54 teachers (49 full-time equivalent) and 54 non-teaching staff (34 full-time equivalent).[16]

Pumicestone State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 75 Cottrill Road (27°03?29?S 152°57?23?E / 27.058°S 152.9565°E / -27.058; 152.9565 (Pumicestone State School)). It includes a special education program.[14][19] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 380 students with 27 teachers (25 full-time equivalent) and 17 non-teaching staff (13 full-time equivalent).[16]

Tullawong State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 60-94 Smiths Road (27°04?12?S 152°55?58?E / 27.0699°S 152.9327°E / -27.0699; 152.9327 (Tullawong State School)). It includes a special education program.[14][20] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 757 students with 57 teachers (52 full-time equivalent) and 47 non-teaching staff (27 full-time equivalent).[16]

Tullawong State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at Del Rosso Road (27°04?14?S 152°55?44?E / 27.0705°S 152.9289°E / -27.0705; 152.9289 (Tullawong State High School)). It includes a special education program.[14][21] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 912 students with 86 teachers (80 full-time equivalent) and 43 non-teaching staff (33 full-time equivalent).[16]

Private schools

Alta-1 College is a private secondary (11-12) school for boys and girls at 94 Parish Road (27°04?16?S 152°56?29?E / 27.0710°S 152.9415°E / -27.0710; 152.9415 (Alta-1 College)).[14][22] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 32 students with 3 teachers (2 full-time equivalent) and 5 non-teaching staff (4 full-time equivalent).[16]

Australian Christian College - Moreton is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at 34 Cottrill Road (27°03?27?S 152°57?09?E / 27.0576°S 152.9525°E / -27.0576; 152.9525 (Australian Christian College - Moreton)).[14][23] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1173 students with 47 teachers and 22 non-teaching staff (16 full-time equivalent).[16]

Caboolture Montessori School is a private primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 200 Old Gympie Road (27°03?19?S 152°56?21?E / 27.0554°S 152.9392°E / -27.0554; 152.9392 (Caboolture Montessori School)).[14][24] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 139 students with 14 teachers (12 full-time equivalent) and 24 non-teaching staff (16 full-time equivalent).[16]

Grace Lutheran College is a private secondary (7-12) facility of Grace Lutheran College at Rothwell at 129 Toohey Street (27°04?27?S 152°56?17?E / 27.0743°S 152.9381°E / -27.0743; 152.9381 (Grace Lutheran College)).[14][25]

Horizons College is a private secondary (9-12) school for boys and girls at 2 King Street (27°05?08?S 152°57?15?E / 27.0856°S 152.9541°E / -27.0856; 152.9541 (Horizons College)).[14][26] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 110 students with 14 teachers (11 full-time equivalent) and 11 non-teaching staff (10 full-time equivalent).[16]

St Columban's College is a Catholic secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 100 McKean Street (27°04?44?S 152°57?46?E / 27.0790°S 152.9627°E / -27.0790; 152.9627 (St Columban's College)).[14][27] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1004 students with 83 teachers (79 full-time equivalent) and 67 non-teaching staff (43 full-time equivalent).[16]

St Michael's College is a private primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Jan-63 The Abbey Place (27°04?10?S 153°01?03?E / 27.0694°S 153.0174°E / -27.0694; 153.0174 (St Michael's College)).[14][28] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 335 students with 25 teachers (22 full-time equivalent) and 28 non-teaching staff (19 full-time equivalent).[16]

St Paul's Lutheran Primary School is a private primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 55 Smith Road (27°04?19?S 152°55?58?E / 27.0720°S 152.9328°E / -27.0720; 152.9328 (St Paul's Lutheran Primary School)).[14][29] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 356 students with 23 teachers (21 full-time equivalent) and 28 non-teaching staff (19 full-time equivalent).[16]

St Peter's Catholic Primary School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 30 Beerburrum Road (27°04?49?S 152°57?06?E / 27.0803°S 152.9518°E / -27.0803; 152.9518 (St Peter's Catholic Primary School)).[14][30] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 677 students with 42 teachers (38 full-time equivalent) and 27 non-teaching staff (18 full-time equivalent).[16]

Amenities

The Moreton Bay Regional Council operates a public library at 4 Hasking Street.[31]

The Caboolture branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association meets at 10 George Street. It is one of the oldest in Queensland, having commenced in 1929.[32]

Governance

Moreton Bay Regional Council chambers

Caboolture was for most of its history the council seat of the Shire of Caboolture, however, the Shire merged into the Moreton Bay Region following statewide local government reforms in March 2008. Caboolture is divided between the electoral districts of Pumicestone and Morayfield in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland, and forms the main part of the Division of Longman in the Australian House of Representatives

Events

Caboolture hosts an annual country music festival and a ute muster each year, called the Urban Country Music Festival.[33]

Notable people

References

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