Hemmant, a residential and industrial suburb, is 11 km north-east of central Brisbane, lying between the Brisbane River and Wynnum Road. Its western boundary is the Bulimba Creek flood plain (also known as Doughboy or Doboy Creek) in that area, which had fertile soil with light scrub.

Land sales occurred in 1858 for farms and for fruit and vegetable growing. Sugar cane was planted in the early 1860s and several mills were built. The best known was Gibsons Clydesdale mill, and there was also a co-operative mill (1872) in Murarrie.

Further Reading: 

J.T. Cairncross, Hemmant: past and present, Hemmant, Hemmant State School Committee, 1954

Gil Perrin, Hemmant State School 1864-1958, 1989


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