Cooran, Queensland

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Cooran
Queensland
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Cooran Memorial School of Arts
Cooran is located in Queensland
Cooran
Cooran
Location in Queensland
Coordinates 26°20′07″S 152°49′25″E / 26.33528°S 152.82361°E / -26.33528; 152.82361Coordinates: 26°20′07″S 152°49′25″E / 26.33528°S 152.82361°E / -26.33528; 152.82361
Population 1,457 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4569
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Noosa
State electorate(s) Gympie
Federal Division(s) Wide Bay

Cooran is a small hinterland town in the Noosa region of Queensland, Australia. It is within the local government area of Shire of Noosa (between 2008 and 2013 it was within Sunshine Coast Region). The name comes from guaran, meaning tall trees or Moreton bay bush.[2]

History[edit]

Cooran Post Office opened on 17 June 1889 (a receiving office had been open from 1888).[3]

In the 1920s and 30s, banana growing became an important industry around the town.[4] For a period after World War II pineapple farms gained popularity in the district.[4]

Heritage listings[edit]

Cooran has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

  • 28 King Street: Alfredson's Joinery, Pre-Cut House Workshop and Sawmill (former)[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Cooran (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Place name details: Cooran". Department of Environment and Resource Management. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Environmental Protection Agency (Queensland) (2000). Heritage Trails of the Great South East. State of Queensland. p. 148. ISBN 0-7345-1008-X. 
  5. ^ "Alfredson's Joinery, Pre-Cut House Workshop and Sawmill (former) (entry 28596)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-14. 

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