Currimundi, Queensland

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Currimundi
Sunshine CoastQueensland
Currimundi Lake October 2016.jpg
Lake Currimundi and beach, 2016
Currimundi is located in Queensland
Currimundi
Currimundi
Coordinates 26°46′12″S 153°7′19″E / 26.77000°S 153.12194°E / -26.77000; 153.12194Coordinates: 26°46′12″S 153°7′19″E / 26.77000°S 153.12194°E / -26.77000; 153.12194
Population 6,615 (2011 census)[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) Kawana
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 in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] It is located within the Caloundra urban centre, 5 kilometres (3 mi) north of the suburb of Caloundra. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 6,615.[1]

History[edit]

It was named by Queensland Governor Sir Leslie Wilson, in which he used the local aboriginal name for the area, Garrimundi or Girrimundi, meaning "place of flying foxes".[3]

Geography[edit]

Currimundi Lake is a saltwater lake situated beside Currimundi Beach. 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 many tourists in the holidays and the beach is patrolled by lifeguards on weekends and school holidays. The shopping centre at Currimundi is called the Currimundi Markets.

Education[edit]

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

In popular culture[edit]

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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Currimundi (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 September 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Currimundi - suburb in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 49519)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 6 August 2017. 
  3. ^ Caloundra - Local Beach Guide Archived 12 December 2006 at the Wayback Machine. 19 December 2006
  4. ^ "State Library of Queensland". Retrieved 26 February 2015. 

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