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Yeerongpilly, Brisbane, Australia | by David McKelvey
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Yeerongpilly, Brisbane, Australia

Yeerongpilly is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is eight km south of the Brisbane central business district. The suburb had a population of 1,984 at the 2011 Australian census. It has a large Asian population and a growing Sub-Saharan African population.


Yeerongpilly is derived from the Aboriginal words "yarung" meaning sandy or gravelly or "yurong" meaning rain and "pilly" meaning gully or watercourse. Yeerongpilly grew from an area named Boggo, which was logged for timber for Brisbane.


A state government research complex, last known as the Animal Research Institute, occupied a site adjacent to Fairfield Road from 1909 to 2011. The Brisbane Golf Club was established in the suburb in 1896. The Brisbane Golf Club is a 36 hole, private golf club and includes facilities such as driving range and pro shop. A small section of the north eastern boundary runs along Ipswich Road. Source:

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Taken on June 8, 2012