Currimundi, Queensland

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Currimundi
Sunshine CoastQueensland
Sunshine Coast, Queensland - Currimundi Beach.jpg
Currimundi Beach, 2008
Coordinates 26°46′12″S 153°07′19″E / 26.77°S 153.122°E / -26.77; 153.122Coordinates: 26°46′12″S 153°07′19″E / 26.77°S 153.122°E / -26.77; 153.122
Population 6,615 (2011)[1]
 • Density 1,696/km2 (4,390/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4551
Area 3.9 km2 (1.5 sq mi)
Location 5 km (3 mi) N of Caloundra
LGA(s) Sunshine Coast Region
County Canning
Parish Bribie
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Fisher
Suburbs around Currimundi:
Birtinya Wurtulla Coral Sea
Meridan Plains Currimundi Coral Sea
Little Mountain Aroona Battery Hill
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach

Currimundi is a suburb of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, located within the Caloundra urban centre 5 kilometres (3 mi) north of Caloundra. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 6,615.[1]

It was named by Sir Leslie Wilson, in which he used the local aboriginal name for the area, Garrimundi or Girrimundi, meaning Place of flying foxes.[2]

Currimundi Lake is a saltwater lake situated beside Currimundi Beach. The lake features in a children's book, The oobleegooblers of Lake Curramundi by Kath Dewhurst, published in 1977, which is based on a local Aboriginal story.[3] Nicklin Way, the main road between Caloundra and Maroochydore, crosses Ahern Bridge over Currimundi Lake. The Ahern Bridge was named after John Ahern, a firefighter who saved many lives and won a bravery award. Currimundi attracts a lot of tourists in the holidays and the beach is patrolled by lifeguards on weekends and school holidays.

Within Currimundi there are two public schools, Currimundi State School and Talara Primary College. The closest high schools are Caloundra State High School, Kawana State College and Meridan State College. Pacific Lutheran College is located within Currimundi.

The shopping centre at Currimundi is called the Currimundi Markets.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Currimundi (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Caloundra - Local Beach Guide 19 December 2006
  3. ^ "State Library of Queensland". Retrieved 26 February 2015. 

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