Inala, a residential suburb, is 15 km south-west of central Brisbane. It is a few kilometres south of the Ipswich Motorway and the railway line to Darra and Ipswich. The name is thought to be derived from an Aboriginal expression describing a restful, peaceful place, or a place of the wind.

Until the early postwar years Inala was part of the Richlands district, and Richlands primary school (1934) is a few hundred metres west of Inala. The Richlands East School (1967) is in Inala adjoined by a development site (2007) on which there was Richlands High School (1970-96).

Further Reading: 

Inala State School 25th anniversary 1980, Inala, the school, 1980

Gertrude Riley, History of our Inala and suburbs, Inala, the author, 1988


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