Coolabine, Queensland

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Coolabine
Queensland
Coolabine is located in Queensland
Coolabine
Coolabine
Coordinates 26°35′54″S 152°47′04″E / 26.5983°S 152.7844°E / -26.5983; 152.7844Coordinates: 26°35′54″S 152°47′04″E / 26.5983°S 152.7844°E / -26.5983; 152.7844
Postcode(s) 4574
Area 14.3 km2 (5.5 sq mi)
LGA(s) Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s) Nicklin
Federal Division(s) Fairfax
Suburbs around Coolabine:
Kenilworth Gheerulla Gheerulla
Kenilworth Coolabine Obi Obi
Kenilworth Kidaman Creek Kidaman Creek

Coolabine is a locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[1]

Geography[edit]

Coolabine is a locality in a valley (approx 100 metres above sea level) surrounded by mountains to the north, east and south, a range that includes Mount Thilba Thalba (450 metres in neighbouring Gheerulla) and Connors Knob (420 metres in neighbouring Obi Obi). It is locality is bounded on its west by Obi Obi Creek. Cooloobun Creek rises in the mountains to the south and then flows through the locality from east to west, joining Obi Obi Creek.[2]

The land is freehold and rural residential in character.[2]

History[edit]

The name Coolabine is an Aboriginal word meaning "place of koalas".[1]

Coolabine State School opened about 1928 and closed about 1956.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Coolabine - locality in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48578)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 31 July 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 31 July 2017. 
  3. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0