European settlement of the area dates from 1840, when Arthur Hodgson chose 65,000 acres (26,305 ha) of prime land, which he named Eton Vale. In 1843 the New South Wales Commissioner of Crown Lands, Christopher Rolleston, carried out a survey and reserved a site on Eton Vale for a township. He named it Cambooya, a rendering of the Aboriginal word 'yambuya', thought to refer to tubers growing in a water hole. Hodgson resisted the formation of a township, and no development occurred until 1868, when a railway station was built at Cambooya as the railway line was extended from Toowoomba to Warwick.
Cambooya has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
Cambooya has only one school, Cambooya State School. It has over 100 students enrolled, from prep to grade 7.
Cambooya has a pub called the Bull and Barley. It has been featured on the famous television show Getaway.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Cambooya (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-10-25.
- The Toowoomba Suburban Rail Motor Service Knowles, J.W. Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin, July, 1992 pp170-171
- "Cambooya". queenslandplaces.com.au. Retrieved 14 December 2009.
- "Eton Vale Homestead Ruins (entry 15166)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-15.
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