Sunshine Coast, Queensland
|Population||3,576 (2006 Census)|
|Location||100 km (62 mi) from Brisbane|
The small town was previously named Merriman Flats in 1881 by the Kuskopfs who were early European settlers in the area. Palmwoods railway station was opened leading to the nearby town to be renamed Palmwoods after the Piccabeen Palm groves growing in the area.
It is situated close to popular family tourist attractions such as The Big Pineapple. Pineapple growing remains the most important primary industry in the area. Palmwoods is located 15 minutes from the beach and the Blackall Range.
The multimillion dollar renovation of the historical, centrally located pub established in 1902 which recently sold for $11 million has created opportunities for the backpacker industry and the promotion of Palmwoods in the Sunshine Coast region.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Palmwoods (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20June 2011.
- Environmental Protection Agency (Queensland) (2000). Heritage Trails of the Great South East. State of Queensland. p. 134. ISBN 0-7345-1008-X.
- Slade, Carolyn (2010). Take a Walk Around Palmwoods. Nambour, Qld: Genealogy Sunshine Coast. pp. 61–66. ISBN 9780980353846.
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