This township on the Western line was named after 'Slippery Mac', or rather, the Hon. Arthur Macalister, three-times Premier of Queensland. Born in Glasgow, Scotland (1818), he came from a poor family but studied law and came to Australia with his wife in 1839. During the 1850s he practised law in Ipswich, but from 1859 to 1876 he was prominent in the Queensland parliament. He has been called the "father' of Queensland railways. In 1876 he became Queensland Agent-General in London. The deficiencies in his understanding and practise of economics lead to difficulties for the Queensland government and landed him in bankruptcy more than once.
William MacGregor was a bright young shoolboy from a poor family in Aberdeenshire whose intelligence was early recognized by the local schoolmaster, minister and doctor. They encouraged him to undertake further studies, but his studies for the ministry were cut short when he got a girl pregnant. He married her and went on to study medicine.
Allan Cunningham named the river after Captain Peter Macintyre who had provided horses and drays for his 1827 expedition.
The name commemorates Colonel W. Mackenzie who had a sugar mill on Scrubb Road.
The name of the Scot, Major-General Sinclair Maclagan, killed in action in France, replaced the name of Prince Otto Edward Leopold von Bismarck (1815-98), first chancellor of the German Empire, as the name of this township during the First World War.
According to Archibald Meston,
this island was known to the Aboriginal people as Jencoomercha. For a while it was known to the whites as Tim Shea's Island because a convict by that name managed to live on the island for nearly fourteen years without detection. It was given its current name by surveyor Warner, 1839, thereby giving recognition to Alexander McLeay who was the Colonial Secretary in Sydney from 1825 to 1837.
The range which forms part of the border between New South Wales and Queensland was named by Logan, Cunningham and Fraser while on their 1828 expedition. Major Duncan McPherson after whom they named it was an officer in the 39th Regiment.
It has generally been understood that the name derives from a Scottish village, Maleny Bank, today part of the Edinburgh suburb of Balerno although sometimes reference is made to the Malleny Hills, south-west of Edinburgh.
An 1866 map shows Malleny Mountain on the Blackall Range. However Catherine Rees in her recollections of pioneering days says that she understood it was named after the surveyor who laid out the property boundaries for the settlement.
Originally named Box Gully, this district became Malling in 1921.
Ma Ma Creek
Named by Europeans using words derived from Aboriginal mia mia (however not in local language) referring to bark huts.
The poet and writer, George
Essex Evans, said that Manchester Falls were named after the Duke of Manchester
who probably visited the Bunya Mountains around 1880.
The bayside suburb of Manly borrowed its name from Manly in Sydney when the Arnold Brothers developed Manly Beach Estate in 1882. It is said that Manly in New South Wales got its name from the impression the manly appearance of the Aboriginal warriors there made on the white people who first saw them. The earlier name for the Manly area came from a property called Wyvernleigh owned by Thomas Jones. This house was purchased by the Arnold brothers in the 1880s. It later became Tingalpa House. The Aboriginal name for the area was Narlung.
Named after Sir Alan Mansfield.