Coorparoo and Coorparoo Shire

Coorparoo is an inner suburb of Brisbane, 4 km south-east of central Brisbane. The name probably derived from an Aboriginal word describing Norman Creek and its tributaries, as it refers to mosquitoes, or possibly the sound made by a dove. Coorparoo is on the eastern side of Norman Creek, a southern tributary of the Brisbane River.

Further Reading: 

The Brisbane centenary official historical souvenir, Brisbane, Watson, Ferguson & Co, 1924

Coorparoo state school centenary, souvenir history 1876-1976, Brisbane, Coorparoo State School, 1976

Michael Endicott, Coorparoo Stones Corner retrospect, Manly Vale, NSW, Augustinian Historical Commission, 1979

Rod Fisher and Barry Shaw, eds, Brisbane: people, places and progress, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane History Group, 1995

Judy Gale Rechner, The old Coorparoo Shire, Brisbane History Group Inc, 1991

Leslie E. Slaughter, Coorparoo Stones Corner centenary 1856-1956, Brisbane, L.E. Slaughter, 1956

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