Giru is a rural town in the Burdekin Shire, midway between Townsville and Ayr. It is in a sugar growing area, and the town was likely named after the Goru sugar cane variety, although some authorities state that the name was derived from an Aboriginal word describing a place covered with watercourses or lagoons.

Further Reading: 

John Kerr, Black snow and liquid gold, Ayr, Council of the Shire of Burdekin, 1994


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