Nerang and Nerang Shire

Nerang is a suburb in Gold Coast City, 10 km west of Surfers Paradise. It was named after the Nerang River which rises in the McPherson Range on the New South Wales border. The river flows north to the Hinze Dam (Advancetown Lake) and then east through coastal wetlands (now canal estates) to the Broadwater at Southport. It is thought that the name derived from an Aboriginal expression describing a little river or a shark.

Further Reading: 

Michael Jones, Country of fiver rivers: Albert Shire 1788-1988, North Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 1988

 Robert Longhurst, Nerang Shire: a history to 1949, Nerang, Albert Shire Council, 1994

1875 Nerang State School 2000: 125th anniversary, 2000

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