Biggera Waters, Queensland


Biggera Waters, Queensland

Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb
name = Biggera Waters
city = Gold Coast
state = Queensland


caption =
lga = Gold Coast City
postcode = 4216
est =
pop = 5,391
area =
propval =
stategov = Biggera Waters
fedgov = Moncrieff
near-nw = Coombabah
near-n = Runaway Bay
near-ne = South Stradbroke Island
near-w = Coombabah
near-e = South Stradbroke Island
near-sw = Arundel
near-s = Labrador
near-se = South Stradbroke Island
dist1 =
location1=

Biggera Waters is a suburb located on the western side of The Broadwater and is north of the suburb of Labrador. Its namesake, Biggera Creek, flows through the suburb itself and past a point known locally as "Land’s End". Subdivided in the late 19th century, the area was originally settled by several fishing and agricultural families. John Siganto, a local landowner, built the residence named “Finis” ("Latin", "The End") at Land’s End which is now a heritage-listed site.

Etymology

An article in the the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia by F.J. Watson offers this translation:

"Bigera from the red iron bark tree (Eucalyptus sideroploia) from the Yugambeh language." [F.J. Watson. "Vocabularies of four representative tribes of South Eastern Queensland." Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, p 54]

References

F.J. Watson. "Vocabularies of four representative tribes of South Eastern Queensland." Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, p 54

External links

* [http://www.goldcoastcity.com.au/t_standard.aspx?pid=989 Heritage Tour - Biggera Waters]
* [http://www.verygc.com/places_to_discover/biggera_waters.html Very GC - Biggera Waters]

ee also

*List of Gold Coast suburbs


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