Eight Mile Plains

Eight Mile Plains, a residential and industrial suburb, is on the South East Freeway and Logan Road, 13 km south-east of central Brisbane. The origin of the name is obscure, but it was apparently given by early settlers, perhaps a reference to the distance from One Mile Swamp (Woolloongabba) on Logan Road. The Eight Mile Plains Agricultural Reserve was proclaimed in 1864 and was subdivided into nearly 100 allotments. The original small urban settlement was at the intersection of Logan and Miles Platting Road, positioned between the tributaries of the Bulimba Creek.

Further Reading: 

Eight Mile Plains State centenary booklet, Eight Mile Plains, Eight Mile Plains State School Parents & Citizens' Association, 1969

Ron Donovan, A history of Kuraby and Eight Mile Plains, Runcorn, Kuraby District Community Support Group Inc, 2000


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