Moonie

Moonie
/mooh"nee/, n.
a member or follower of the Unification Church.
[1970-75; Sun Myung MOON + -IE, with pun on MOONY]

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      settlement, southeastern Queensland, Australia. Located in a sheep-grazing district, Moonie is the site of the nation's first (1964) commercially developed oil field. The oil, discovered in 1961, is piped 190 miles (305 km) east to Brisbane. There is a second small field at Alton, 60 miles (96 km) southwest. Moonie lies at the intersection of the Moonie and Newell highways.

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