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Booie
KingaroyQueensland
StateLibQld 2 212416 Booie and Malah districts exhibition at Kingaroy Show, 1936.jpg
Booie and Malar districts exhibition at Kingaroy Show, 1936
Population 1,040 (2016 census)
 • Density 7.37/km2 (19.1/sq mi)
Established 1877
Postcode(s) 4610
Area 141.1 km2 (54.5 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) South Burnett Region
State electorate(s) Nanango
Federal Division(s) Maranoa
Suburbs around Booie:
Corndale Wattle Camp Sandy Ridges
Kingaroy Booie Sandy Ridges
Coolabunia Hodgleigh
Barker Creek Flat
Glan Devon

Booie is a rural locality in the South Burnett Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census Booie had a population of 1,040 people.

History

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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