From dha-bengga, place of the jumping ants.
The Aboriginal name means a place of nulla nulla relics. The surveyor, Robert Dixon, was the first to take out a pastoral lease for this area. He called it Burton Vale. This name was later changed to Tamborine , then Tabragalba was split off from Tamborine 1845. When it was compulsorily cut up for closer settlement in the 1870s De Burgh Persse and family bought up nearly all of the blocks. In 1905 he put the first section of Tabragalba Estate up for auction and then the second section in 1923.
Cabbage Tree Creek was known to the Aboriginal tribespeople of the area as Taigum.
Aboriginal origin, fire, or dead trees.
English names or Aboriginal
names? There has been something of a tussle between the two
schools of thought. Sometimes it is the English name which has stuck,
other times it is the Aboriginal. Tallebudgera Creek retains its
Aboriginal name, believed to mean a place for good fish, in spite of
the attempt by Robert Dixon to have it known as the River Perry. This
surveyor had a distinct bias against Aboriginal names so named it after
the Deputy Surveyor-General of the time, Samuel Augustus Perry. However
from the time of the first permanent white settlers in the area in the
1870s it has been known as Tallebudgera. This
name does not seem to have belonged to the local Aboriginal
dialect, but to that of a tribe around Sydney, so was probably given to
the stream by white timbergetters trying to use Aboriginal words they
had learnt in the south.
tallegalla is a scrub turkey and the Postal Receiving Office
opened in 1876 in the Rosewood Scrub was given this name because of the
presence of many
tallegalla in the area.
There are at least six
different forms of Aboriginal word that this name is supposed to come
from. They are said to mean the place of yams or the place of lime
While the Byrne Harts originally hailed from England they had spent some years in Malaysia, and when they acquired property in this area they gave it a Malaysian name meaning red earth. After the Second Word War the name came to be used of the area generally.
This area in the Sunshine Coast hinterland is supposed to carry the name of a mythical New Zealand monster.
William Henry White was the first owner
of the Tandora property in the Maryborough district. It is said to
refer to it a dead end, the only way in is the only way out.
The name is said to mean a flat covered with gumtree box.
The name is of Aboriginal origin and means place of wild lime trees. The
Tarampa run was taken up in 1847.
The name is made up of two Aboriginal words:
tarau meaning stones, and nga meaning made up
of. Together they mean, place of stones. The name was given to the
station when the railway line was built.
The name is of Aboriginal origin. It was the name of an early licensed holding.
Meaning of name is given as "Dead branch".
The camp site near the Dawson
River was known as Bonners Knob, but when the post office was
established (1856) the name was changed to Taroom, said to be
Aboriginal for pomegranate.
Many people assume that
Tarragindi is Aboriginal in origin, but in fact it comes from a
Melanesian language. Tarragindi Tussaroni was a Loyalty Islander
brought over to work on the canefields of Queensland, but he ran away
from his employer. He was found by Alfred Foote of the Ipswish firm,
Cribb and Foote, and he came to work for the Foote family and their
relatives, the Grimes. W.D.Grimes named his new hosue on a hill near
Sandy Creek after his kanaka employee when Tarragindi said that his
name meant camp on a hill.
For a time this spur from the D'Aguilar Range carried two names. Maps of the 1820s show both the names of Glenmoriston and Taylor associated with it, but it was the name of Sir Herbert Taylor which came to be permanently commemorated by it.