Oonoonba, Idalia and Cluden

Oonoonba, Idalia and Cluden are adjoining outer suburbs of Townsville, 6 km south of the city centre. They are on the south side of the Ross River, which is crossed by the railway line and Rooneys Bridge from Railway Estate, the site of Townsville's rail workshops.

Oonoonba was the name of the local railway station, c1880, and it is thought that the name derived from an Aboriginal word signifying swampy ground. Idalia was the name of an estate and Cluden the name of a property dating from the 1860s.

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