Moranbah, a rural and mining town, is 150 km south-west of Mackay. Construction of the town by Utah Development Company began in 1970, the name being taken from the Moranbah Parish and the pre-existing Moranbah pastoral station. The origin of the name was probably Aboriginal, but the meaning is unrecorded.

Further Reading: 

Alan Murray, Nothing but scrub, Moranbah, Moranbah Silver Jubilee Committee, Belyando Shire Council, 1996


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