Norman Park

Norman Park, mainly an interwar suburb, is four km east of central Brisbane. It lies east of the Norman Creek which was first bridged in 1856. Subject to recurrent flooding, the creek overran much of Norman Park in both 1893 and 1974. Unsurprisingly, European settlement concentrated on the higher ground of East Brisbane until forced over the creek, aided by tram services along Cleveland Road (1915) and Wynnum Road (1926).

Further Reading: 

Kevin Conmee, 'Subdivision boom, building bust: The slow settlement of Norman Park' in Rod Fisher and Barry Shaw, eds, Brisbane, people, places and progress, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane History Group, 1995

Jessica Swanwick, 1900 Norman Park State School 2000, Deagon, Erinport, 2000

John F. Higgins, Early days: a history of Norman Park, Brisbane, J.F. Higgins, c1990

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