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]

Note[edit]

The Kabi Kabi people and language group are not extinct although they may no longer be present in the local area of Cooroy mountain as a result of having been moved out of the area as a result of government policies in the past. [3] [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ South East Queensland - Place Names Archived 22 June 2005 at the Wayback Machine. 16 December 2006
  2. ^ Tales of a Warrior series of books by Brett Green, Gympie
  3. ^ http://www.gubbigubbi.com/
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 May 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2014.