Diddillibah, Queensland

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Diddillibah
Queensland
Diddillibah is located in Queensland
Diddillibah
Diddillibah
Coordinates26°38′54″S 153°01′34″E / 26.6483°S 153.0261°E / -26.6483; 153.0261 (Diddillibah (centre of locality))Coordinates: 26°38′54″S 153°01′34″E / 26.6483°S 153.0261°E / -26.6483; 153.0261 (Diddillibah (centre of locality))
Population1,403 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density127.5/km2 (330.3/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4559
Area11.0 km2 (4.2 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s)Ninderry
Federal division(s)Fairfax
Suburbs around Diddillibah:
Rosemount Rosemount Bli Bli
Woombye Diddillibah Maroochydore
Kiels Mountain Forest Glen Kuluin
Kunda Park

Diddillibah is a semi-rural locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Diddillibah had a population of 1,403 people.[1]

History[edit]

Students at Diddillibah Provisional School, circa 1891

Its name comes from a local Aboriginal word dhilla, which means "coarse grass" or "carpet snake" and ba, which means "place". Also known as the "valley of the snakes".[2][3][4]

Diddillibah Provisional School opened on 14 September 1885. The school building was built by local people led by Richard Heddon. On 1 January 1909, it became Diddillibah State School on 1 January 1909 and the building was given to the Queensland Government. In December 1937, a new school building was officially opened by the local member of parliament Frank Nicklin. The school closed on 14 May 1962.[5][6] It was located at 664-668 Diddillabah Road (26°38′50″S 153°01′30″E / 26.6472°S 153.0249°E / -26.6472; 153.0249 (Diddillibah State School (former))).[7][8] It is now Ash Road Park.[9]

Diddillibah Methodist Church opened circa August 1901.[10] It was at 660 Diddillibah Road (26°38′50″S 153°01′28″E / 26.6473°S 153.0245°E / -26.6473; 153.0245 (Diddillibah Methodist Church (former))). In 1968, the church building was relocated to Coolum Beach.[11]

Diddillibah Community Hall was officially opened on Friday 2 June 1938 by Frank Nicklin. It is the original school building which became available after the new school was built. It was relocated 100 yards (91 m) west of the school onto its present site and extended using volunteer labour.[6]

In the 2016 census, Diddillibah had a population of 1,403 people.[1]

Education[edit]

There are no schools in Diddillibah. The nearest government primary schools are Woombye State School in neighbouring Woombye to the west, Bli Bli State School in neighbouring Bli Bli to the north-east, and Kuluin State School in neighbouring Kuluin to the south-east. The nearest government secondary schools are Maroochydore State High School in neighbouring Maroochydore to the east and Nambour State College in Nambour to the north-west.[9]

Facilities[edit]

Diddilibah Cemetery is off Ash Road (26°38′54″S 153°01′29″E / 26.6483°S 153.0247°E / -26.6483; 153.0247 (Diddilibah Cemetery)).[12]

Kiel Mountain Rural Fire Station is at 670 Diddillibah Road (26°38′50″S 153°01′31″E / 26.6472°S 153.0254°E / -26.6472; 153.0254 (Kiel Mountain Rural Fire Station)).[13]

Amenities[edit]

Diddillibah Community Hall is at 658 Diddillibah Road (26°38′50″S 153°01′27″E / 26.6472°S 153.02423°E / -26.6472; 153.02423 (Diddillibah Community Hall)).[14]

There are a number of parks in the area:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Diddillibah (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Diddillibah – locality in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48607)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  3. ^ South East Queensland—Place Names Archived 21 August 2006 at the Wayback Machine 16 December 2006
  4. ^ Maroochy Council—Place Name Origins Archived 10 December 2006 at the Wayback Machine 16 December 2006
  5. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  6. ^ a b "Diddilibah Social Activities: New Hall Officially Opened". Nambour Chronicle And North Coast Advertiser. Vol. XXXII, no. 1775. Queensland, Australia. 10 June 1938. p. 1. Archived from the original on 30 March 2022. Retrieved 30 March 2022 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ "Maroochydore" (Map). Queensland Government. 1942. Archived from the original on 30 March 2022. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  8. ^ "Gympie" (Map). Queensland Government. 1958. Archived from the original on 2 July 2020. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  9. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  10. ^ "DIDDILLIBAH". Chronicle And North Coast Advertiser. Vol. I, no. [?]. Queensland, Australia. 14 August 1903. p. 4. Archived from the original on 30 March 2022. Retrieved 30 March 2022 – via National Library of Australia.
  11. ^ Blake, Thom. "Diddillibah Methodist Church". Queensland religious places database. Archived from the original on 30 March 2022. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  12. ^ "Cemetery Areas - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 12 November 2020. Archived from the original on 15 November 2020. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  13. ^ "Emergency services facilities - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 18 November 2020. Archived from the original on 24 November 2020. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  14. ^ "Community halls directory". Sunshine Coast Council. 28 June 2020. Archived from the original on 24 August 2021. Retrieved 29 March 2022.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Land for public recreation - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 20 November 2020. Archived from the original on 22 November 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.

External links[edit]

  • "Diddillibah". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.