Gumdale, a rural/residential suburb, is 13km south-east of central Brisbane.

The area was originally known as Mossdale, after a grazing property. In the late 1880s subdivided lots on the 'Grassdale Estate' were put up for sale, that name apparently being inspired by the numerous native grass trees (Xanthorrhoea) in the district. Grass trees grow on relatively infertile soil, and Gumdale is a mixture of poor and good loamy soils.


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