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Bonogin history

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Click to enlarge Wilkie Davenport, on his parents property at Bonogin Creek, circa 1925. Photographer unknown.

Wilkie Davenport, on his parents' property at
Bonogin Creek, circa 1925. Photographer unknown.

The Bonogin valley is located between Austinville and Tallebudgera Valley.

The origin of the name Bonogin appears to be unrecorded, but is possibly connected to an Aboriginal word Boonow meaning red bloodwood.

Farm land was selected in the Bonogin valley as early as the 1870s, with families cutting timber, operating dairies and in later years growing bananas.

A small school opened in 1911 but closed by 1924. In the late 1980s, a new wave of settlers had found the valley and the old farm lands were subdivided into smaller acreage blocks.

Information and images provided by the City of Gold Coast Local Studies Collection.

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