Booral, Queensland facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBooral
Hervey Bay, Queensland
Booral horse station, circa 1898
|Population||1,540 (2016 census)|
|• Density||56.41/km2 (146.1/sq mi)|
|Area||27.3 km2 (10.5 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|LGA(s)||Fraser Coast Region|
|State electorate(s)||Hervey Bay|
The name Booral is a Kabi language word meaning either tall (relating to the sky god Beiral) or burrall meaning place of shell mounds. Many shell mounds have been found along the coastline, arising from Aboriginal people feasting on shellfish. Aboriginal people travelled from the Bunya Mountains to trade bunya nuts for shellfish. It is believed Aboriginal people inhabited the area for over 6,000 years.
Edgar Thomas Aldridge established the Booral Homestead in the 1850s.
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