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Gold Coast, Queensland, Queensland
Bonogin General Store, 2012
|Population||4,182 (2011 census)|
|Location||81 km (50 mi) south of Brisbane|
|LGA(s)||City of Gold Coast|
|Federal Division(s)||Division of Wright|
Bonogin is a hinterland locality of City of Gold Coast in South East Queensland, Australia. According to the 2011 census it had a population of 4,182. It is on the edge of the Gold Coast hinterland. It is about 81 kilometres (50 mi) away from Brisbane.
The origin of name is not known, but it is speculated that it is derived from the Aboriginal word Boonoo meaning red bloodwood.
European settlement commenced in the 1870s. The early industries were timber cutting and dairying. Later bananas were grown.
Approval was given to establish a school in 1913. However, it closed before 1924 and its building was relocated to Wanburra in 1934.
In the 1980s, some of the farms were subdivided to form acreage residential developments.
Part of the City of Gold Coasts Beaches to Bushland volunteer restoration program includes Bonogin Creek. The primary tributary of the creek begins in the Gold Coast hinterland. A hinterland regional park bushcare group was established in 1999 to address conservation of local plant species and also attempt to restore natural habitat of the creek. Davenport Park is a suburban park running along a lower point of the creek, within suburban Bonogin. In 2013 Bonogin Valley bushcare group formed to help with restoration of the park and creek area.
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