Woodford is a rural town 25 km north-west of Caboolture. It is situated on the D'Aguilar Highway in the Stanley River Valley, between the Conondale and D'Aguilar Ranges.

The earliest European settlement in the area was the Archer brothers' Durundur pastoral run (1840). After several changes of ownership, Durundur came under the management of Henry C. Wood in 1867. He lived at Durundur until 1891, was a member of the Caboolture local government division and was a Queensland parliamentarian 1886-1902. Woodford was named after him, 'ford' referring to a crossing on the Stanley River.

Further Reading: 

From Durundur to Woodford 1882-1992, Woodford State School, 1982

'Milestones' from Durundur to Woodford 1841-2000, Woodford Historical Society, 2000

Lengthening Shadows on Durundur Country, Woodford Bicentennial Committee, 1988

Caboolture Shire entry


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