Pinkenba, an industrial and residential suburb on the north side of the Brisbane River near its entry to Moreton Bay, is 11 km north-east of Central Brisbane. It is thought that the name was derived from an Aboriginal word referring to a place of tortoises, and it was given to the railway station when the line opened in 1897.

Further Reading: 

Jennifer Munro, Fighting turtles: the life and times of the children who have attended Pinkenba State School No. 200, Pinkenba, Pinkenba State School, 2002  


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