Coolabunia is a rural locality 10 km south-east of Kingaroy. It was named after a pastoral run, and it is thought that the name derived from an Aboriginal expression describing a sleeping koala. It was a resting place on Aboriginal journeys to the Bunya Mountains to the south-west.

Further Reading: 

J.E. Murphy and E.W. Easton, Wilderness to wealth, Fortitude Valley, W.H. Smith and Paterson, 1950


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