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Coolangatta () is the southernmost suburb of the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. This article is about the Australian city Gold Coast For other uses see Gold Coast. Queensland is a state of Australia, occupying the north-eastern corner of the mainland continent For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. It has a population of 4869 and is named after the schooner Coolangatta which was wrecked there in 1846.
Coolangatta and its immediate neighbouring "Twin Town" Tweed Heads in New South Wales have a shared economy. Tweed Heads is a town located in north-eastern New South Wales, Australia in Tweed Shire. The Tweed River supports a thriving fishing fleet, and the seafood is a local specialty offered in the restaurants and clubs of the holiday and retirement region on both sides of the state border. The Tweed River is a short river on the north coast of New South Wales, Australia. A fishing fleet is an aggregate of commercial Fishing vessels. Seafood is any Sea Animal or Seaweed that is served as Food, or is suitable for eating particularly saltwater animals such
The Gold Coast Airport, formerly known as Coolangatta Airport, is located near Coolangatta. Gold Coast Airport, or Coolangatta Airport, is an Australian domestic and international Airport on the Gold Coast and is located some 100
Coolangatta was one of the earliest settlements at the Gold Coast. This article is about the Australian city Gold Coast For other uses see Gold Coast. Once again focused on a steep headland at Point Danger the area was occupied by Europeans from at least 1828 by a convict station and red cedar getters soon followed. Point Danger is a high steep headland right on the border between Queensland and New South Wales, Australia, at the southern end of the Gold Coast Australian Red Cedar (called also Toon, Suren or Indian Mahogany) Toona ciliata is a Forest tree in the family Meliaceae Selectors followed in the 1860s and a small settlement at Coolangatta was established. In 1883 a township was surveyed.
As a border town Coolangatta included a customs office, boatshed and government wharf. Extension of the railway from Nerang to Tweed Heads in 1903 guaranteed the success of Coolangatta as a holiday township and it flourished from that time forward. Nerang is a suburb of Australia's Gold Coast, that lies upon the Nerang River. Guesthouses and hotels were erected and a commercial centre soon followed.
Little remains of the earliest buildings at Coolangatta but some evidence remains of subsequent development in the early years of the present century. The border fence and gates that until recently were a characteristic of the area have now been removed but the sense of the border remains at Boundary Street running along the ridge of the headland between Queensland and New South Wales. The headland itself is an important landmark and tourist destination. Coolangatta symbolises the terminus of the Gold Coast and the long strip of beach that begins at Main Beach forty kilometres to the north. Main Beach (originally Southport East) is a suburb of the Gold Coast.
To commemorate the centenary of the town, in 1984 a stone from the Coolangatta Estate homestead was donated by the citizens of Coolangatta near Berry, New South Wales and was mounted on a plinth of granite from Aberdeen, Scotland, the birthplace of Alexander Berry. The Coolangatta Estate was established in 1822 by Alexander Berry. Coolangatta ( is an historic area in Australia, on the north shore of the Shoalhaven River on the New South Wales south coast Berry is a small Australian town in the Shoalhaven region in the state of New South Wales. Aberdeen ( pronounced; Aiberdeen Obar Dheathain is Scotland 's third most populous city and one of Scotland's 32 local government council Alexander Berry (30 November 1781- 17 September 1873 was a Scottish born surgeon, Merchant and explorer who in 1822 was given a Land grant
A topsail schooner of 83 feet (25 m) in length and 88 LT (89 t), Coolangatta was built by James Blinkcell in 1843 for Alexander Berry whose property, Coolangatta Estate, adjoined Coolangatta mountain located on the northern bank of the Shoalhaven River, New South Wales. A schooner (ˈskuːnɚ is a type of sailing vessel characterized by the use of fore-and-aft sails on two or more masts Schooners were first used by the A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International This article is about the tonne or metric ton For other tons see Ton. Alexander Berry (30 November 1781- 17 September 1873 was a Scottish born surgeon, Merchant and explorer who in 1822 was given a Land grant The Coolangatta Estate was established in 1822 by Alexander Berry. The Shoalhaven River is a river on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia.
Coolangatta was wrecked on Kirra / Bilinga Beach adjacent to a creek during a storm on Wednesday 18 August 1846. Kirra is a beach-side suburb of the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. Events 293 BC - The oldest known Roman temple to Venus is founded starting the institution of Vinalia Rustica. For the game see 1846 (board game. Year 1846 ( MDCCCXLVI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display
On 6 July 1846, the ship sailed under Captain Steele from Brisbane, carrying two convict prisoners (George Craig in irons, and William George Lewis), to load red cedar logs at the Tweed River for Sydney. Events 1044 - The Battle of Ménfő takes place 1189 - Richard the Lionheart is crowned King of England Brisbane ( is the state capital of Queensland. Brisbane is the third most populous city in Australia and the most populous city of Queensland A convict is "a person found guilty of a Crime and sentenced by a court" or "a person serving a sentence in prison" sometimes referred to in Slang A prison, penitentiary, or correctional facility is a place in which individuals are physically confined or interned and usually deprived of a range of Sydney (ˈsɪdniː is the most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 4 Steele found the river entrance closed by silt forming a bar, so he anchored in the lee of Point Danger off Kirra Beach. Silt is Soil or rock derived Granular material of a Grain size between sand and clay A shoal or sandbar (also called sandbank) is a somewhat Linear Landform within or extending into a body of Water, Red cedar logs were then hauled overland from Terranora Inlet and rafted from the beach, but in six weeks less than half of the contracted 70,000 feet of red cedar had been loaded. Meanwhile, five ships loaded with red cedar were bar-bound inside the river.
On 18 August 1846, while Steel was ashore, a south-east gale blew up. Events 293 BC - The oldest known Roman temple to Venus is founded starting the institution of Vinalia Rustica. Steele's boat was damaged while getting through the surf and he watched from the beach as the gale intensified. Eventually, the prisoners were freed and all hands abandoned ship and swam for shore as the anchors dragged. The ship parted its anchors and washed ashore near what was later called Coolangatta Creek.
The survivors walked 70 miles (110 km) north to Amity Point in six days, fed each night by different groups of friendly indigenous Australians, and were taken into Brisbane onboard the Tamar. Indigenous Australians are descendants of the first known human inhabitants of the Australian continent and its nearby islands.
Government surveyor Henry Schneider named the area Coolangatta while surveying in 1883 for the land auction in March 1884. Geophysical survey refers to the systematic collection of geophysical data for spatial studies
Each June Coolangatta hosts the Wintersun Festival, a two-week 1950s and 1960s nostalgia festival with free entertainment and attractions, including hot rods, restored cars and revival bands playing music of the era. Hot rods are typically American cars with large engines modified for linear speed