Coomera and Coomera Shire

Coomera is a growing suburb in the Gold Coast hinterland, 8 km west of South Stradbroke Island and immediately east of the Pacific Motorway. Its southern boundary is the Coomera River and its northern boundary is rural Pimpama.

The Coomera River was mapped by a survey party in 1839 and named the Arrowsmith. Renaming of the River as the Coomera occurred at an unrecorded date, and it is thought that the name was derived from an Aboriginal expression describing a type of wattle bark used to stupefy fish.

Further Reading: 

Michael Jones, Country of five rivers: Albert Shire 1788-1988, North Sydney, Allen and Unwin, 1988

Upper Coomera entry

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