Baralaba, a rural town, is 150 km west of Gladstone. It is thought that the name was derived from an Aboriginal expression describing a high mountain. Baralaba is part of Banana Shire.

Further Reading: 

Baralaba 1917 to 1977 anniversary: 60th anniversary of Baralaba township: 50th anniversary of Baralaba Cottage Hospital, Baralaba, Baralaba Pioneer Committee, 1977

Betty Perry, Two valleys - one destiny: a history of Banana, 'shire of opportunity', Biloela, Banana Shire Council, 2005


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