Eagleby, a residential suburb, is immediately east of Beenleigh, and like that town is bordered by the Logan and Albert Rivers. It is 32 km south-east of central Brisbane. The name apparently arose from a response by an Aborigine to a question by an early settler about an eagle on a nest: the response was a mixture of European and Aboriginal languages.

Eagleby was a sugar-growing area and had one of the many sugar mills in the Logan/Albert Shire district. When its mill closed in 1943 it was the second last in operation, leaving only the Rocky Point mill at Pimpama.


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