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Booubyjan
Queensland
Booubyjan Homestead - side of cottage (1996).jpg
Cottage at Booubyjan Homestead, 1996
Postcode(s) 4601
LGA(s) Gympie Region
State electorate(s) Callide
Federal Division(s) Wide Bay
Suburbs around Booubyjan:
Penwhaupell
Ban Ban
Blairmore Stockhaven
Boompa
Aranbanga
Wahoon
Booubyjan Malarga
Windera
Kibota
Cobbs Hill Tansey

Booubyjan is a small rural locality in the Gympie Region, Queensland, Australia, approximately 250 kilometres (160 mi) NW of Brisbane.

History

It was founded in the early 19th century by the Lawless brothers, Clement and Paul.

It had a primary school from 1935–1987.

The town's name is believed to be an Aboriginal word, probably from the Waka language group, indicating turn back, which was originally used as the name for a pastoral run.

Heritage listings

Booubyjan has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

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