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Molendinar history

Click to enlarge Nerang Road, Molendinar in the vicinity of Currumburra Road and Olsen Avenue, 1970. Bob Avery, photographer.

Nerang Road, Molendinar in the vicinity
of Currumburra Road and Olsen Avenue, 1970.
Bob Avery, photographer.

George Hope had a farm that he called Molendinar Burn after a stream that once flowed through Glasgow, his place of birth.

In 1891, a railway station was built on Hope's land and named Molendinar Station.

Jerringan is the aboriginal word for Molendinar, meaning string bark tree.

Molendinar

Today Molendinar is largely an industrial precinct.

The Molendinar Industrial Estate, located south west of Southport, was a Queensland State Government project supported by the local councils, with the first stage of development undertaken around 1969.

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

Sources of information and further reading

McRobbie, Alexander, Gold Coast Heritage, p.37.

Hanlon, W. E., The Early Settlement of the Logan and Albert District.

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