Riverbend Books (Organisation) assertion (a.k.a. Riverbend Books and Teahouse)
Born: Established: 1998 Bulimba, Bulimba - Cannon Hill - Tingalpa area, Brisbane - South East, Brisbane, Queensland, ;
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'Riverbend Books opened its doors in 1998 on the corner of Oxford and Cambridge Streets. The literary allusions that came along with the address were welcome but the name Riverbend harkens back to the early days in Bulimba when Indigenous Australians called the area Tugulawah, which translates as Riverbend. And that is exactly what the river does in Bulimba. It takes a 90 degree right hand turn as it winds its way out to Moreton Bay, and the river itself forms two of the boundaries of this suburb. Older residents of Bulimba refer to their suburb as the Island because of its watery boundaries. There is a sense of community that is engendered because people do not travel through Bulimba on their way to somewhere else, Bulimba is always the destination' (Website http://www.riverbendbooks.com.au/About/ sighted 15/03/2011).
Last amended 15 Mar 2011
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