Murarrie ('Murra-ree'), a residential and industrial suburb is eight km east of central Brisbane. The travel distance whether by train or by the Gateway Motorway is considerably further. Bounded on the east by the Bulimba Creek, much of that part of Murarrie is wetland, and the part fronting the Brisbane River until recently was occupied by the Cannon Hill livestock saleyards. Murarrie's built-up area was thus concentrated around its railway station.

The name came about from Mooraree House (c1861), built by Christopher Porter, an architect and owner of a sugar plantation.


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