The name of this Darling Downs farming district comes from an Aboriginal language and refers to a hawk.
The town of Boonah lies on part of what was originally taken up as the
Dugandan run in 1844. In the 1880s, Adolph, Levi and Max
Blumberg opened a small store on the rise where the town is now
situated. The town was first gazetted under the name of
Dugandan, but the high part of town was still known locally as
This railways station between Dalby and Miles was named after the Aboriginal bunar, bloodwood tree.
The Railway Department named the station, 22 December, 1923, using an Aboriginal word
it believed referred to a crooked or twisted creek. It may however refer to the
cunjevoi plant. Tom Petrie said that the Aboriginal name for the area was
The dam on the Burnett River was completed in 1980 to provide water for the Tarong power station and for irrigation. Its name comes from the Boondooma homestead built by the Lawson brothers in 1846. When restoration work was undertaken on the old homestead during the 1970s it was discovered that the house had been built to metric measurements rather than the commonly used imperial measurements. This was probably because the builder was Flemish and he worked in the system with which he was most familiar.
The name for this district near Maleny means place of black possum
Burudabin meant place of oaks.
The suburb took its name from
Booval House, erected 1854, by George Faircloth, bank manager, and
later occupied by Councillor Harry
Ferrett. There are different views on the origin and meaning of the
name. One view is that Faircloth named it after a place in England and
that its derivation probably went back to the French
beau val, fine valley. The other view is that it was of
Aboriginal origin. If so, several interpretations are given to its
meaning: frilly lizard, initiation rites or place where boys are
initiated. In the 1860s there was a Booval Cotton Company.
Boreen is not a local word,
but comes from the Aboriginal tribes around Moreton Bay. It referred to
the pathway that led between the two boras in the
Originally known as Logan Ridges this suburb of Logan City was named in 1991 after the name given to a housing development estate there.
Bottle and Glass
There are a number of stories told as to how the Bottle and Glass Road got its name. One says that there was a bottle and glass carved into a tree at the top of the steep pinch, another that there actually was a bottle and glass left there, while another says that Bottle and Glass were two horses used to help the regular five in the Cobb and Co coach team climb the steep stretch of road. The Bottle and Glass Mountain in nearby.
The name of Queensland's first
governor is perpetuated in the area of Brisbane now known as Bowen
Hills. His name was also given to a wooden bridge across Breakfast
Creek in 1862, consequently to the road which gained its name from the