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Clagiraba history

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Click to enlarge Long Arthurs Crossing, Clagiraba, circa 1930s. Photographer unknown.

Long Arthurs Crossing, Clagiraba, circa 1930s.
Photographer unknown.

Clagiraba Creek is a tributary of the Coomera River and the name is derived from the aboriginal name Kalagareebah meaning young or single men's ground.

This was a region where young men were taken on tour during their initiation ceremony.

It is an equal distance between the bora rings, which once existed at Nerang and Canungra.

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

Sources of information and further reading

Steele, J.G., Aboriginal Pathways in Southeast Queensland and the Richmond River, p64, 65.

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