Booie, Queensland facts for kids
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Booie and Malar districts exhibition at Kingaroy Show, 1936
|Population||1,040 (2016 census)|
|• Density||7.37/km2 (19.1/sq mi)|
|Area||141.1 km2 (54.5 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|LGA(s)||South Burnett Region|
The name Booie derives from the name of a pastoral run, which is believed to be a Wakawaka language word meaning carpet snake.
A provisional school had been established by 1893. In 1905, a new Booie State School was erected. Booie State School closed in 1963.
In June 1954, Booie hit the news after local boys claimed to have seen a two-legged monster in a cave. Despite searching by experienced bushman, the monster was not found and it was speculated that the boys had seen a large kangaroo.
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