Steiglitz, Queensland facts for kids
Gold Coast, Queensland
Foreshore and Tipplers Passage at Cabbage Tree Point, 2014
|Population||441 (2011 census)|
|LGA(s)||City of Gold Coast|
The village in Steiglitz is located at Cabbage Tree Point and is often referred to by that name. The name refers to the cabbage tree palms that grew in the area.
The district is named after Stegelitz, Germany, the home town of the pioneer family Kleingschmidt.
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.
The Rocky Point Sugar Mill was established by Carl Heinrich Heck in 1878 on Mill Road (and crosses the boundary between Woongoolba and Steiglitz). Despite being one of the oldest sugar mills in Australia, it is still privately owned by the Heck Group. There were once other sugar mills in the area, but they have now closed and Rocky Point has expanded to replace their lost capacity.
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