Bulimba, an inner suburb on the south side of the Brisbane River, is 4 km north-east of central Brisbane. It lacks a bridge connection to the north side, but there are ferries from the end of Oxford Street, across the river or upstream on the City Cat service to central Brisbane. 'Bulimba' extended well east of the present suburb. It is thought that 'Bulimba' was derived from an Aboriginal word describing the common magpie lark (also known as the mudlark or peewit).

Further Reading: 

Brisbane Courier, 10 May 1930, p 23

Rod Fisher, Eastern suburbs placenames drive, Wooloowin, Brisbane History Group, 1990


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