Gooburrum Shire

Gooburrum Shire, an area of 1304 sq km, was immediately north of the Burnett River at Bundaberg. Its Pacific Ocean border ran northwards to Baffle Creek, and its inland border ran generally southwards through the Wantulgan Range to Bullyard, near the Burnett. Its largest urban area was Moore Park on the coast, although North Bundaberg was in the shire until 1918.

The origin of the name is uncertain, but a connection to an Aboriginal expression concerning ibises has been suggested.

Further Reading: 

Neville Rackemann, Gooburrum 1886-1986, Gooburrum, Gooburrum Shire Council, 1986

G.M. Hawley, Gooburrum Shire handbook, Queensland Department of Primary Industries, 1971

Bingera, Bundaberg Eastern Localities, Lower Burnett and Kolan Localities and Moore Park entries


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