Jindalee, a residential suburb developed during the 1960s-70s, is 12 km south-west of central Brisbane. The area was known as Seventeen Mile Rocks, a rural locality with a narrow bridge over the Brisbane River leading to an unnamed road leading to Fig Tree Pocket Road. It is thought that the name (1963) derived from an Aboriginal expression meaning bare hills.

Further Reading: 

Meg Gordon, Thomas Boyland, an adaptive man: pioneer steamboat proprietor, coal miner, pastoralist, Centenary Suburbs Historical Society, 2008

Meg Gordon, When river was roadway: pioneer farmers of Brisbane’s Seventeen Mile Rocks district, Centenary Suburbs Historical Society, 2011


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