Darra, an industrial and residential suburb, is 13 km south-west of central Brisbane. It is thought that the name was derived from an Aboriginal word referring to stones, or was inspired by Darra Hill, near Aberdeen in Scotland.

Situated on the Ipswich to Brisbane railway (1876), Darra was well beyond suburban Brisbane. It had been part of Stephen Simpson's Wolston Estate, administered from Wolston House (1853) in Wacol. Darra was described in the 1903 Australian handbook:


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