Cooroy, Queensland

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Cooroy
Sunshine CoastQueensland
Cooroy2.jpg
Myall Street, Cooroy
Population 2,301 (2006 census)[1]
Established 1885
Postcode(s) 4563
Location 22 km (14 mi) W of Noosa Heads
LGA(s) Shire of Noosa
State electorate(s) Nicklin (Cooroy Mountain and Lake MacDonald - Noosa)
Federal Division(s) Wide Bay
Suburbs around Cooroy:
Black Mountain Pomona Lake MacDonald
Black Mountain Cooroy Cooroy Mountain
Ridgewood Eerwah Vale Eumundi

Coordinates: 26°25′59″S 152°54′18″E / 26.433°S 152.905°E / -26.433; 152.905

Cooroy is a town in Queensland, Australia, located in the northern Sunshine Coast hinterland about 22 kilometres (14 mi) west of Noosa Heads. It is within the local government area of Shire of Noosa (between 2008 and 2013 it was within Sunshine Coast Region).

History[edit]

Cooroy's name came from Cooroy Mountain, which was originally called Coorooey, from the Aboriginal word for possum, kurui.[2]

The area was explored by timber-cutters as early as 1863. Cooroy railway station was opened in 1891 and in the same year a post office opened.[3] A town survey was conducted in 1907. Cooroy's main industry developed from timber, having two operating sawmills, into dairying and fruit growing. In 1915, a butter factory opened.[3]

The town was bisected by the Bruce Highway until a bypass was built.

Heritage listings[edit]

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

Amenities[edit]

Cooroy has one hotel, a golf club, a bowls club, the RSL club and sub branch, a selection of cafes and restaurants, unique retail outlets and a range of accommodation options. Noosa Botanical Gardens is situated on Lake MacDonald just outside of the town and several of the Noosa Trails are accessible in Cooroy.

Community service groups[edit]

Cooroy Memorial Hall & School of Arts

Scouts Australia

  • Cooroy Scout Group

Schools[edit]

High School and Primary School combination;

High School;

Primary School;

  • Cooroy State School (CSS), grades Prep-7

Kindergarten;

  • Cooroy Community Kindergarten (CCK)

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Cooroy (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 March 2009. 
  2. ^ South East Queensland - Place Names 16 December 2006
  3. ^ a b Environmental Protection Agency (Queensland) (2000). Heritage Trails of the Great South East. State of Queensland. p. 143. ISBN 0-7345-1008-X. 
  4. ^ "Cooroy Lower Mill Site Kiln (entry 30229)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-14. 
  5. ^ "Cooroy Railway Station (entry 19502)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-14. 

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