Over the past twenty years I have gathered information about place names in South East Queensland and I set out here the results of my research. The area extends from Gin Gin and Eidsvold in the North and out to the west as far as Saint George, Surat, Miles and Taroom.
They are presented alphabetically. Click on any of the letters below to see the list of names starting with that letter:
nd. She died in Melbourne in 1858 said to have been killed in a carriage accident. Among the indigenous Badtjala people the island was called K’Gari after Princess K’gari the spirit who in legend helped make this part of the world and loved it so much that she asked to be allowed to stay there. James Cook thought it was part of the mainland and hence described it as Great Sandy Peninsula but when Captain William Lawreance Edwardson in the Snapper proved that it was an island it became known as Great Sandy Island until its name change in 1842.[/su_spoiler]
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