Bracken Ridge

Bracken Ridge, a residential suburb between Bald Hills and Deagon/Sandgate, is 17 km north of central Brisbane. It was named after a local property which was apparently set among a profusion of bracken ferns.

The west and centre of the suburb are elevated, in effect a continuation of the landscape in Bald Hills. A service reservoir (1944) for Sandgate and Redcliffe is positioned east of Norris Road. Further away, east of Denham Street, there was considerable Ti Tree swamp.

Further Reading: 

From solitude to suburbia: a peep into the history Bracken Ridge, A project of the Sandgate & District Historical Society & Museum Inc, Sandgate, The Society, 2001

Brian Randall, Guide to the history of the Brisbane City Council Ward of Bracken Ridge, Brisbane, B. Randall, 1999


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