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Booie, Queensland

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Population  912 (2011)
State electorate(s)  Nanango
Federal division  Division of Maranoa
Postcode(s)  4610/4615
Booie  Sandy Ridges
Lga  South Burnett Region
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Booie is a rural locality on the boundary of Kingaroy and Nanango in the South Burnett Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2011 census, the population was 912 people.

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Map of Booie QLD 4610, Australia

History

The name Booie derives from the name of a pastoral run, which is believed to be a Wakawaka language word meaning carpet snake.

A provisional school had been established by 1893. In 1905, a new Booie State School was erected. Booie State School closed in 1963.

In June 1954, Booie hit the news after local boys claimed to have seen a two-legged monster in a cave. Despite searching by experienced bushman, the monster was not found and it was speculated that the boys had seen a large kangaroo.

References

Booie, Queensland Wikipedia


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