Birkdale, a suburb facing the Waterloo Bay inlet on Moreton Bay, is 19 km east of central Brisbane. It was probably named after Birkdale, near Southport in Lancashire, by William Thorne, an early resident of neighbouring Thorneside. An early homestead known as Birkdale House (1892) is at 27 Roger Street.

Further Reading: 

John Bullion, Birkdale State School 1916-1991, Birkdale, Birkdale State School 75th Anniversary Committee, 1991


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