Shailer Park is named after Francis and Catherine Shailer who arrived with their children in 1866. Like many farmers in the area they grew cotton and later sugar. The Shailers were probably best known for their fruit growing and operated the first citrus orchard in Southern Queensland, situated in Slacks Creek. The land selected by Francis Shailer was situated to the north of the current Shailer Road. Francis was the first clerk of the Tingalpa Divisional Board in 1880. The Shailers intermarried with other pioneering families in the district, including the Dennis who were related to the Markwells.
Francis son Alfred later farmed the area now known as Daisy Hill. At that time it was called Oakey Mountain and was owned by his grandfather, James Dennis. Alf's son Glen Shailer also farmed this property. Glen carried on the family's tradition of involvement in local government. He was elected to the Albert Shire Council in 1961 and served almost continuously until 1985. He was elected mayor of Logan City in 1982 and served one term. Shailer Park incorporates the housing estate marketed as Kimberley Park from 1973, the name of which has been perpetuated in the local state primary school. The Logan Hyperdome is the major shopping centre in the area and was opened in August 1989. Shailer Park was officially named a suburb in 1991.
Cornubia is a relatively new subdivision comprising land originally within the boundaries of Carbrook and Loganholme. Much of the land, approximately 16,000 acres, was originally owned by the Wagner family through to the 1890's, when it was sold to William Tabb and run as a dairy farm for around ten years. The homestead was built in 1905 and in the 1920's it was named Cornubia Park. The name was changed to Cornubia in 1934 by the Jessens because members of the public would often arrive for picnics thinking it was a public park. The land was sold to Alfred Grant in 1956 and subdivided into smaller lots. Part of this old property has been jointly purchased by Logan City Council and the State Government because of its environmental significance.