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Carbrook
Logan CityQueensland
Logan River at Carbrook (left) and Alberton (right), 2014.JPG
Logan River at Carbrook Ski Park (left) and Alberton (right), 2014
Population 1,195 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4130
Location 37 km (23 mi) south of Brisbane GPO
LGA(s) Logan City
State electorate(s) Redlands
Federal Division(s) Bowman
Suburbs around Carbrook:
Mount Cotton Mount Cotton Redland Bay
Cornubia Carbrook Redland Bay
Eagleby Alberton Alberton

Carbrook is a suburb of Logan City, Queensland, Australia. Carbrook was previously called Gramzow, a name of German origin. The German name was anglicised in 1916 during the First World War.

Demographics

In the 2011 census, Carbrook recorded a population of 1,195 people, 48.1% female and 51.9% male. The median age of the Carbrook population was 47 years, 10 years above the national median of 37. 74.2% of people living in Carbrook were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 6.4%, New Zealand 3.7%, Scotland 1.3%, India 1%, Germany 1%. 89.8% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.6% Punjabi, 0.8% Dutch, 0.8% Arabic, 0.3% Italian, 0.3% Spanish.

History

StateLibQld 1 111032 Gramzow Mill at Logan
Gramzow Mill at Logan

Carbrook was originally known as Gramzow after the village of Gramzow, Uckermark, Northern Germany, the name being given to it by the early German settlers who arrived in 1867. During World War 1, German names were unpopular and many German-sounding placenames were changed. In 1916, Gramzow's school and post office were renamed Carbrook.

Until 1949, Carbrook was within the Shire of Tingalpa.

Heritage listings

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

  • Mt Cotton Road: Carbrook Lutheran Cemetery
  • 445 - 469 Beenleigh Redland Bay Rd: Fachwerk Farmhouse
  • 597-605 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road: Old Carbrook State School

Recreational areas and schools

Carbrook hosts three functioning schools, two of which are private. There is one state school that is functioning and one that is monumental: Old Carbrook State School. A caravan park is adjacent to the cable ski park (See above). Fishing is favoured in various places by the Logan River. Wirunya hostel in situated in the vicinity.

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