Taringa

Taringa, Queensland

Taringa is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia located 5 km south-west of the Brisbane CBD. Taringa is mostly residential, except for a small number of commercial buildings mostly clustered along Moggill Road. It is a popular neighbourhood among the students of University of Queensland and the Queensland University of Technology because of its proximity to the universities and to the Brisbane city.

Geography

Taringa is dominated by a ridge that runs the length of Swann Road, with steep slopes on either side of the ridge.

History

The name Taringa is made up of two Aboriginal words: tarau (stones) and nga (made up of). Together, they mean "place of stones".

Attractions

Taringa is also a home of student accommodation, built on the site of the old Taringa primary school, Taringa State School.

Community Groups

The Taringa Scout Den is the home of the Taringa-Milton-Toowong Scout Group. It is also used as a GoJu Karate training facility and for Yoga.

Sport

Taringa is the home of the Taringa Rovers Soccer Football Club.

Transport

By Train, Taringa Station is part of the Citytrain network, on the Ipswich railway line providing travel to the Brisbane CBD and Ipswich

By Bus, Taringa is serviced by Brisbane Transport buses to the Brisbane CBD, Chancellor's Place at UQ St Lucia, Indooroopilly, Long Pocket, Chapel Hill and Kenmore.

By Road, Taringa's main thoroughfares are Swann Road and Moggill Road.

Notable people

  • Gwen Harwood, an Australian poet, was born in Taringa.
  • Clement Lindley Wragge, a meteorologist, lived in Taringa in a house named Capemba in the 1890s.
  • Chris Morrell, a singer/songwriter and member of the Brisbane band "Death By Monday" lived in an rented flat in Taringa for a brief period of time.
  • Richard Gailey, Irish-Australian architect after whom Gailey Road, Taringa is named.

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