Quilpie and Quilpie Shire

Quilpie, the administrative centre of Quilpie shire, is about 860 km west of Brisbane and 320 km from the South Australian border. It is thought that the name was derived from an Aboriginal word describing the stone curlew.

Further Reading: 

Vince Challenor, Forging a future: life and times at Quilpie, Scarness, Vince Challenor, 2001

Linda Edwards, Quilpie sketch book, Quilpie, L. Edwards, 1994

Quilpie jubilee 1917-1967, Quilpie, Quilpie Shire Council, 1967

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