Japoonvale is a rural village 25 km south-west of Innisfail. It is thought that 'Japoon' derived from an Aboriginal word describing eels.

Further Reading: 

Marlene Bromell and Rosanna D'Urso (comp), Stratvell State School, Japoonvale: the first 75 years, the school, 1991

Alan Hudson, Sweet success: the story of South Johnstone mill, Ascot, Christopher Beck Books, 1995


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