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Berserker
RockhamptonQueensland
North Rockhampton Borough Chambers (2009).jpg
North Rockhampton Borough Chambers, 2009
Population 7,241 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4701
Location 6 km (4 mi) NE of Rockhampton
LGA(s) Rockhampton Regional Council
State electorate(s) Rockhampton and Keppel
Federal Division(s) Capricornia
Suburbs around Berserker:
Park Avenue Frenchville Frenchville
Park Avenue Berserker Koongal
Rockhampton The Common The Common

Berserker is a suburb of Rockhampton in the Rockhampton Region, Queensland, Australia, situated about six kilometres north east of the central business district. At the 2011 census, Berserker had a population of 7,179.

Geography

The eastern boundary is aligned with Frenchmans Creek and the western boundary follows Moores Creek.

In the northeast of the suburb is the Stockland Rockhampton shopping centre. North Rockhampton State High School and Berserker Street State School are also in the suburb.

History

The suburb was named after the Berserker Range, which, in turn, was named by Rockhampton pioneer pastoralist Charles Archer after the Norse warrior "Baresark", who fought without armour in the Norwegian sagas. Although born in Scotland, the Archer family lived for many years in Larvik, Norway and members of the family moved between Queensland and Norway throughout their lives.

Berserker State School opened in 1917 but was renamed later in the year to Berserker Street State School. In 1956 North Rockhampton State High School was opened in Berseker. On 18 February 1957, a separate Berserker Street Infants State School was opened but it was closed on 1 July 1994.

Heritage listings

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

Coordinates: 23°22′S 150°32′E / 23.367°S 150.533°E / -23.367; 150.533

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