Kingaroy, a rural town, is 115 km west of Nambour and 160 km north-west of central Brisbane. It is thought that the name was derived from an Aboriginal word describing a small black ant or a red ant.

Further Reading: 

J.E. Murphy, Wealth to wilderness: being a history of the shires of Nanango, Kingaroy, Wondai, Murgon, Kilkivian and the Upper Yarramon portion of the Rosalie Shire, 1850-1950, Brisbane, Smith & Paterson, 1950

Tony Matthews, Landscapes of change: a history of the South Burnett, Wondai, South Burnett Local Government Association, 1997

Kingaroy Shire entry


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