Murgon and Murgon Shire

Murgon, a town, is 70 km west of Gympie and 170 km north-west of Brisbane. The town is situated on part of the former Barambah pastoral station (c1843), and it is thought that the name was derived from an Aboriginal expression describing the lilies on a pond, or the pond itself, which was connected to Barambah Creek. The pond no longer exists.

Further Reading: 

Tony Matthews, Landscapes of change: a history of the South Burnett, Wondai, The South Burnett Local Government Association, 1997

Cleo Goodchild and Susan Tsicalas, Murgon in focus: a photographic record of Murgon and district from 1900s to 1950s, Murgon, Murgon Shire Council, 2001

J.M. Robinson, Murgon Shire handbook, Brisbane, Queensland Department of Primary Industries, 1971

Cherbourg entry

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