Goomeri, a rural town in the former Kilkivan Shire, is 60 km west of Gympie and 180 km north-west of central Brisbane. It is thought that the name derives from an Aboriginal word describing a fighting shield.

Further Reading: 

Dulcie Logan, Where two rivers run: a history of Kilkivan Shire, Kilkivan, Kilkivan Shire Council, 1988

J. E. Murphy and E.W. Easton, Wilderness to wealth, Brisbane, Smith and Paterson, 1950

Never ending stories: a tribute to our pioneers, Goomeri, Goomeri Heritage Writers Group, 2000


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