Norwell, Queensland facts for kids
Gold Coast, Queensland
Canefields, Norwell, circa 1915
|Population||282 (2011 census)|
|LGA(s)||City of Gold Coast|
In the late 1800s, the farming district located between the Pimpama River and the Logan River called Pimpama Island and encompasses the modern localities of Jacobs Well, Norwell, Steiglitz and Woongoolba. It was referred to as an island because there were a number of lagoons and swamps that isolated the area during the wet season; however, this disadvantage made it good land for growing sugar cane.
Norwell was named after the Norwell sugar plantation which was owned by William Pidd in the 1870s.
Norwell State School opened on 17 January 1910 and closed on 30 April 1971.
Today, the only public building in the district is the Apostolic church, which was built in 1963.
Holden operate a driver training facility at Norwell. In addition to driver safety programs at a number of levels of experience, the centre also offers 4WD training and performance driving courses and "hot laps" in a high-performance car. It is also the base for Paul Morris Motorsport and MARC Cars Australia.
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