Kuttabul is a rural village on the Bruce Highway and the North Coast railway, 30 km west of Mackay. The place was originally known as Hampden, and the Hampden primary school was opened in 1887. Later known as Mount Jukes, the present name came about in 1927 upon the opening of the Kuttabul railway station. The name is thought to be of Aboriginal origin. (Its relationship with HMAS Kuttabul (1922), the Sydney ferry torpedoed by a Japanese midget submarine in 1942 is obscure, if one exists.)


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