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Bundall
Gold CoastQueensland
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A river in Bundall
Population 4,188 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4217
LGA(s) City of Gold Coast
State electorate(s) Surfers Paradise
Federal Division(s) Moncrieff
Suburbs around Bundall:
Ashmore Southport Surfers Paradise
Benowa Bundall Surfers Paradise
Benowa Broadbeach Waters Broadbeach Waters

Bundall is a suburb of the City of Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 Census, Bundall had a population of 4,188.

Geography

Bundall is west of Surfers Paradise and the Nerang River. Sorrento (28°01′04″S 153°24′03″E / 28.01778°S 153.40083°E / -28.01778; 153.40083 (Sorrento, Queensland)) is a neighbourhood within Bundall.

History

The name Bundall is from the Aboriginal word for a species of prickly vine. The locality was originally established by British landowner Edmund Henry Price in 1862. The northern boundary of the area runs from the southern Nerang Riverbank to The Arts Centre Gold Coast. It then continues south, bordering the present day Village High Road, alongside Benowa. The locality of Sorrento is within the southern section of the suburb of Bundall.

Bundall is also the home of the Bundall Iceland Ice Rink, home of the Bartercard Gold Coast Blue Tongues ice hockey club, Queensland's only team in the Australian Ice Hockey League.

Cultural precinct

A cultural precinct may be built on the Evandale site that currently incorporates the Gold Coast Arts Centre. The project may begin at the beginning of 2014. The City of Gold Coast's vision is that when completed, the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct will include drama, music, dance, art, new media and public sculpture.

Slayter Avenue

Southport Park Streets
Family members at the dedication of the Southport Park Streets Heritage sign on 11 November 2012
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The Slatyer entries on the Southport Park Streets Heritage Sign

Slatyer Avenue (27°59′52″S 153°24′27″E / 27.9978°S 153.4075°E / -27.9978; 153.4075 (Slayter Avenue, Bundall)) is one of eleven local streets named after young men who died on active service in World War II. When the Bradbrook family farm at Bundall was subdivided for housing in the 1950s, Slatyer Avenue was named after two brothers - Allan and Gordon Slatyer, the only children of Francis Leichhardt and Hilda (Peggy) Slatyer of Surfers Paradise. Allan, an RAAF leading aircraftman, died in a training accident at Wagga Wagga on 29 August 1941. He was 18 years old. Gordon, an AIF infantryman, was killed in action on 3 August 1942 at El Alamein, Egypt. He was 22 years old.

Demographics

In the 2011 census, Bundall recorded a population of 4,188 people, 50.6% female and 49.4% male.

The median age of the Bundall population was 42 years, 5 years above the national median of 37.

66.8% of people living in Bundall were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 8.4%, England 4.7%, Japan 1.4%, Scotland 0.8%, South Africa 0.8%.

83.8% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.7% Japanese, 0.9% Mandarin, 0.8% German, 0.8% Italian, 0.6% French.

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