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
Coordinates26°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
Population6,786 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,740/km2 (4,510/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4551
Area3.9 km2 (1.5 sq mi)
Location5 km (3 mi) N of Caloundra
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
CountyCanning
ParishBribie
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 2016 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 6,786.[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]

Schools within the Currimundi district are Currimundi State School which opened on 24 January 1977. [4][5] Talara Primary College[6][7] which opened on 22 January 1998. Currimundi Special School opened on 23 January 1984.[8][9]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.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Currimundi (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 March 2018. 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. ^ "Currimundi State School". Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Queensland schools opening dates". Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Talara Primary College". Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Queensland schools opening dates". Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Currimundi Special School". Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Queensland schools opening dates". Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  10. ^ "State Library of Queensland". Retrieved 26 February 2015.

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