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Goodna is a suburb on the eastern edge of the City of Ipswich, bounded to the north by the Brisbane River. Founded in 1856, it celebrated its 150-year anniversary in 2006.  

Goodna's beginnings can be traced back further to 1823 when it was originally visited by an exploration party led by John Oxley. Further still, Goodna sits on Jaggera land, the original Aboriginal grouping being the Yerongpan people who continue their culture today. 

Goodna is only 20 kilometres from the Brisbane Central Brisbane District (CBD), ideally located as a centre point between Brisbane and Ipswich. It was designated by the Queensland Government in the South East Queensland (SEQ) plan as a major activity centre, a transport oriented development centre and as an economic activity centre.

Having such a long and proud history, Goodna, and consequently Goodna State School, is a very supportive and inclusive multicultural community, which comprises and celebrates a diversity of cultures, including families from Pacifica, Indigenous, African and Asian backgrounds.