Towns in Australia

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Labrador QLD


Postcode: 4215

Labrador is a small suburb located in the Gold Coast, Australia. The suburb overlooks the Gold Coast Broadwater to the east and Southport on the southern borber.

Bizarrely enough, Dawn Rix in her book a history of Labrador writes that local sugar-planter and investor Robert Muir is believed to have named the area in the late 19th century after the a local fishery in north-eastern Canada , owing to the similarities both held in the recreational fishing.

The Labrador Hotel, a building that was constructed circa 1881 by Queensland coach service Cobb and Co, evidently perpetuated the name “Labrador” for the area, but was destroyed by fire in 1888. Despite this, a residence called Labrador house was built and even, in 1921, Labrador State School.