Cooroy Mountain, Queensland

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Cooroy Mountain
Sunshine CoastQueensland
Postcode(s) 4563
Location 20 km (12 mi) WSW of Noosa Heads
LGA(s) Shire of Noosa
State electorate(s) Noosa
Federal Division(s) Wide Bay
Suburbs around Cooroy Mountain:
Lake MacDonald Lake MacDonald Tinbeerwah
Cooroy Cooroy Mountain Tinbeerwah
Eerwah Vale Eumundi Doonan

Coordinates: 26°25′55″S 152°57′04″E / 26.432°S 152.951°E / -26.432; 152.951

Cooroy Mountain is a suburb of Noosa, Queensland, Australia. It is within the local government area of Shire of Noosa (between 2008 and 2013 it was within Sunshine Coast Region).

History[edit]

Cooroy Mountain's name came from Mount Cooroy, which was originally called Coorooey, from the Aboriginal word for possum, kurui.[1] Kuri'bigil'ba is the name of Cooroy Mountain in the dialect of the now extinct Kabi speaking aboriginal peoples of this area. It means the place where the Sun God came down to Dha (Earth). It is believed the mountain turned yellow once a year due to the flowering of an unknown tree. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ South East Queensland - Place Names 16 December 2006
  2. ^ Tales of a Warrior series of books by Brett Green, Gympie