Kuraby, a residential suburb adjoining the Gateway Motorway, is 17 km south-east of central Brisbane. The suburb was part of an Agricultural Reserve proclaimed in 1861 and subdivided later during the decade for farm allotments.

It is thought that the name was derived from an Aboriginal word describing a local creek, but when the South Coast railway line was opened in 1885 the local stopping place was named Spring Creek. Renaming as Kuraby came four years later.

Further Reading: 

Ron Donovan, A history of Kuraby and Eight Mile Plains, Runcorn, Kuraby District Community Support Group, 2000


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