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Munbilla
Queensland
Farm at Munbilla.jpg
Farm on Kengoon Road, 2015
Population: 434
Postcode: 4309
LGA: Scenic Rim Region
State District: Beaudesert
Federal Division: Wright
Suburbs around Munbilla:
Radford Radford Milora
Silverdale
Kents Lagoon
Munbilla Anthony
Kents Lagoon Obum Obum Blantyre

Munbilla is a rural suburb in the local government area of Scenic Rim Region in Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 Australia Census the locality and surrounds recorded a population of 434.

History

The suburb takes its name from the former Munbilla railway station, whose name was "coined" in 1886 by the Railways Department using the Yuggera words mun (meaning much) and billa (meaning water) to mean a large lagoon.

Munbilla railway station was on the Ipswich-to-Dugandan and the Ipswich-to-Mount-Edwards railway lines; it was the last station before the two lines branched. The complete Dugandan line operated from 1886 to 1964 (some earlier stages being open from 1882). The Mount Edwards line operated from 1922 to 1960.

Coordinates: 27°52′27″S 152°39′36″E / 27.8743°S 152.660°E / -27.8743; 152.660

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