Booie, Queensland

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StateLibQld 2 212416 Booie and Malah districts exhibition at Kingaroy Show, 1936.jpg
Booie and Malar districts exhibition at Kingaroy Show, 1936
Population 912 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 4610/4615
LGA(s) South Burnett Region
State electorate(s) Nanango
Federal Division(s) Maranoa
Suburbs around Booie:
Corndale Wattle Camp Sandy Ridges
Kingaroy Booie Sandy Ridges
Coolabunia Hodgleigh
Barker Creek Flat
Glan Devon

Booie is a rural locality on the boundary of Kingaroy and Nanango in the South Burnett Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2011 census, the population was 912 people.[1]


The name Booie derives from the name of a pastoral run, which is believed to be a Wakawaka language word meaning carpet snake.[2]

A provisional school had been established by 1893.[3] In 1905, a new Booie State School was erected.[4] Booie State School closed in 1963.[5]

Booie Monster[edit]

In June 1954, Booie hit the news after local boys claimed to have seen a two-legged monster in a cave. Despite searching by experienced bushman, the monster was not found and it was speculated that the boys had seen a large kangaroo.[6]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Booie (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 April 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Booie (entry 46196)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
  3. ^ "The West Moreton State Schools". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald & General Advertiser. National Library of Australia. 10 June 1893. p. 7. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  4. ^ "NEW STATE SCHOOLS". The Queenslander. National Library of Australia. 16 September 1905. p. 38. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
  6. ^ "MYSTERY OF "CAVE MONSTER" AT KINGAROY". The Central Queensland Herald. Rockhampton, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 10 June 1954. p. 16. Retrieved 27 April 2014.

External links[edit]

  • "Booie". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.

Coordinates: 26°31′59″S 151°56′00″E / 26.53306°S 151.93333°E / -26.53306; 151.93333