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Booral
Hervey BayQueensland
Queensland State Archives 2475 Booral horse station c 1898.png
Booral horse station, circa 1898
Population 1,449 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4655
LGA(s) Fraser Coast Region
State electorate(s) Hervey Bay
Federal Division(s) Hinkler
Suburbs around Booral:
Wondunna Urangan Great Sandy Strait
Nikenbah Booral Great Sandy Strait
Bunya Creek River Heads Great Sandy Strait

Booral is a locality within the Fraser Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2011 census, Booral had a population of 1,449 people.

History

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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