Sandgate, a bayside suburb, is 17 km north of central Brisbane. It adjoins Shorncliffe, and both place names reflect their coastal position. Sandgate was named by the surveyor James Burnett after the seaside district of the same name in Kent, England; and Shorn Cliff, also named by Burnett, referred to the cliff face overlooking Moreton Bay.

Further Reading: 

Brisbane centenary official historical souvenir, Brisbane, Watson, Ferguson & Co., 1924

Lorna Ferguson, Sandgate from the beginning, Brighton, Keep Sandgate Beautiful Association, 1980

Maree McDonald, Sandgate: tides of change, Brighton, Reepete Publishing for the Keep Sandgate Beautiful Association, 1997.

John Mackenzie-Smith, 'Sandgate Before the Railway' in Rod Fisher et al, Brisbane: people, places and progress, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane History Group, 1995

Shorncliffe entry


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