Coochin Creek

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Coochin Creek
Sunshine CoastQueensland
Coochin Creek is located in Queensland
Coochin Creek
Coochin Creek
Coordinates26°53′22″S 153°03′20″E / 26.88944°S 153.05556°E / -26.88944; 153.05556Coordinates: 26°53′22″S 153°03′20″E / 26.88944°S 153.05556°E / -26.88944; 153.05556
Location17 km (11 mi) SE of Landsborough
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s)Caloundra, Glass House
Federal Division(s)Fisher
Suburbs around Coochin Creek:
Landsborough Bells Creek Pelican Waters
Golden Beach
Glass House Mountains
Coochin Creek Bribie Island North
Beerburrum Beerburrum Bribie Island North

Coochin Creek is a locality in the southern hinterland of the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[1] Almost all of the locality's area is part of the Beerburrum State Forest. The abandoned township of Campbellville is within Coochin Creek (26°52′29″S 153°02′17″E / 26.8747°S 153.0380°E / -26.8747; 153.0380 (Campbellville, Queensland)).[2]


Advertisement for James Campbell and Sons Ltd, Creek Street, Brisbane, 1902

James Campbell had a sawmill in Creek Street, Brisbane. Logs were cut in the Blackall Range and upper Caboolture River and hauled to Mellum Creek from where they were rafted down the Pumicestone Passage to the Creek Street sawmill. In 1881, James Campbell decided to establish a sawmill on the Coochin Creek near the confluence with Mellum Creek, from where the sawn timber was transported to Brisbane, initially via sailing cutter and from 1883 by paddlesteamer.[3]

The township of Campbellville of around 100 people developed around the sawmill. There was a wharf with cranes and a provisional school and cemetery. Campbellville lasted until 1890 when the mill closed down. By that time, the North Coast railway line had made it easier to transport logs and timber by rail than by ship.[3]

The Coochin Creek Provisional School opened in November 1888, becoming Coochin Creek State School on 1 January 1909. In about November 1928, it was renamed Beerwah State School. On 10 July 1952, another Coochin Creek State School opened, but it closed on 11 March 1962.[4][5]


There is a camping area off Roys Rd run by Queensland Government.[6]


  1. ^ "Coochin Creek - locality in the Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48576)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Campbellville (entry 43530)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
  3. ^ a b Powell, Judith. "Travel Routes, Forest Towns and Settlements" (PDF). Australian Government. p. 112. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 June 2015. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Agency ID4832, Beerwah State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Agency ID4832, Coochin Creek State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  6. ^ Queensland Dept of National Parks, Sport and Racing. "Beerburrum and Beerwah State Forests - Camping Information". Retrieved 17 June 2015.

Further reading[edit]

  • Gubby, A. C (1976), Campbellville and cedar days : an outline history of the former south-east Queensland sawmilling township of Campbellville and pioneers of the associated timber industry (2nd ed.), Department of Forestry, Queensland, ISBN 978-0-7242-0338-3