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Norwell history

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Click to enlarge Men laying the cane tram track between the Rocky Point Sugar Mill and Norwell, 1924. Photographer unknown.

Men laying the cane tram track between
the Rocky Point Sugar Mill and Norwell, 1924.
Photographer unknown.

Workers preparing bags of arrowroot flour for drying, circa 1930s. Photographer unknown.

Workers preparing bags of arrowroot flour
for drying, circa 1930s. Photographer unknown.

Norwell is a farming district which stretches along the northern banks of the Pimpama River and is bounded in the north east by the Pimpama - Jacobs Well Road.

The area takes its name from Norwell plantation which was operated by sugar planter, William Pidd in the 1870s.

At one time, the district boasted a sugar tramway, a state school and Lutheran and Apostolic churches.

Today the Apostolic Church is the only public building remaining in the district.

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

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