This was the name of a village in Scotland.
Robert Coe selected 160 acres, 12 September, 1882, on which he grew sugarcane, becoming one of the early shareholders of the Moreton Central Sugar Mill in Nambour.
The Balfours, on taking up land in 1841, named their holding Colinton after their home village on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Scotland.
It seems that George College, after whom the area is named , also sometimes spelt his name Colledge. He arrived in Moreton Bay 1849 and settled in this area.
William Caircross named the house he built in 1881,
Colmslie, after an old family estate in Scotland.
Allan Cunningham named it Cunningham's River after Lieutenant T. De La Condamine, an aide to Governor Darling. He was a man of some influence in Sydney: involved in the management of the Female Factory at Parramatta, the boys institution known as Carter's Barracks and in the establishment of the Australian Subscription Library.
Donald Mackenzie named his station at the headwaters of the Mary River after the River Conon in Scotland, the district where he was born. The river was known to the Kabi people at
Numabulla. Andrew Petrie called it the Wide Bay River, but it came to be officially named the Mary in honour of Lady Mary Fitzroy, the wife of the Governor.
To the Coobenpil speaking members of the
Yuggera, or Jagara, tribe, the most important thing about this island was its deposit of decomposed igneous rock. This provided them with the red ochre with which they decorated their bodies at corroboree times. So it is not surprising then that one of their names for the island was something that sounded like
Kutchi Mudlo, meaning red stone.
The word seems to have referred to the colour red in several Aboriginal languages. Coochin Mountain and Creek are in the Glasshouse region, while the property Coochin Coochin is in the Fassifern area.
The name for this locality near Kenilworth is said to indicate the place where koalas live.
The beach resort on the New South Wales border gets its name from a ship, the
Coolangatta, which was wrecked there, 18 August, 1846. The ship in its turn got its name from the estate of Alexander Berry on the South Coast of New South Wales.
The cooloolah is the coastal cypress or
callitris. It is said to be suggested by the sound made by the wind in these trees.
Kulla-bin, in the Gubbi Gubbi
language, described this area near Yandina as a koala habitat
The town and the beach get their name from the mountain. The Aboriginal people called the mountain
gulum or kulum meaning without or wanting, and it is said that this refers to the fact that the mountain seems to be without a peak to it.