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What's in a name?
Carrara. An Aboriginal word Karara meaning long flat
Gresty, J.A. The Numinbah Valley, Its Geography History and Aboriginal associations.
Steele, J.G., Aboriginal Pathways in Southeast Queensland and the Richmond River, p63)
Located on the southern bank of the Nerang River east of Nerang, the Carrara area was originally part of the Manchester Cotton Company's cotton plantation established in the first part of the 1860s.
The Manchester Cotton Block was bounded in the east by today's Bermuda Street, Broadbeach Waters. On the left it included much of the land later known as Carrara.
Information and images provided by the City of Gold Coast Local Studies Collection.