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Kippa-Ring QLD


Postcode: 4021

Kippa-Ring is a central-western suburb of Redcliffe City in Queensland, Australia.

The suburb’s curious name is believed to be a combination of the Kabi indigenous word “kippa”, meaning young uninitiated man, and ring, a reference to a bora ring.

Kippa-Ring is home to the Peninsula Fair Shopping Centre, as well as Kippa-Ring Village shopping centre, both of which are side by side. Peninsula Fair houses the only cinema on the Redcliffe peninsula, an 8 screen Australian Multiplex Cinemas.

Originally named by Queensland Place Names Board 1 April 1971. Reportedly a combined Aboriginal/English artificial word, from Kabi language kipper/kippa young uninitiated man, and ring from bora ring, the combined name for an initiation site.