Woombye, a rural township, is in the eastern foothills of the Blackall Range. Immediately south of Nambour, it is 85 km north of Brisbane. It is thought that the name was derived from an Aboriginal word describing the dark foliaged lilly pilly tree or, perhaps, the black snake.

Further Reading: 

Helen Gregory, Making Maroochy: a history of the land, the people and the shire, Brisbane, Boolarong, 1991


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