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Discover Bulimba’s rich history

If you're thinking about making the move to somewhere rich in culture and history, consider looking at houses for sale in Bulimba. The suburb is one of Brisbane's oldest, and its back story is truly fascinating.

Initially a farming area, Bulimba derives its name from an Aboriginal word describing the magpie-lark. Its first European settlers, David and Mary McConnel, arrived in the late 1840s and established a grain farm and cattle-fattening business that employed around 100 men.

The McConnels lived in a sandstone house built especially for them, and the building – now known as Bulimba House – remains standing today as Brisbane's oldest stone house.

By the 1870s, Brisbane had grown in population and the government decided to set up separate local governments. The Electoral Districts Act of 1872 saw the Bulimba electorate created, making this region one of the first local administrative districts.

In another progressive step, Bulimba was one of the first areas in Queensland to establish a state butcher shop.

Families who own Bulimba real estate will recognise Bulimba Memorial Park for its child-friendly play areas. The park was named in honour of the Bulimba residents who served overseas in the First World War.

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