Geebung, a postwar suburb, is 12 km north of central Brisbane. Originally known as Geebong, the name refers to the Personia species of shrubs and trees, which produce an edible fruit or nut. It is believed that the word originated in New South Wales, derived from an Aboriginal language group of the Sydney region. Any connection with A.B. Paterson's 'Geebung Polo Club' poem is co-incidental: Paterson apparently just liked the sound of the name.

Further Reading: 

Kath Ballard, Geebung story, Geebung, K. Ballard, 1995

Kath Ballard, Geebung story - the next fifty years, Geebung, K. Ballard, 1998


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