Maroochy River, Queensland

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Maroochy River
Queensland
Mt. Ninderry - panoramio.jpg
View from slopes of Mount Ninderry towards the Maroochy River, 2012
Maroochy River is located in Queensland
Maroochy River
Maroochy River
Coordinates26°34′55″S 153°01′04″E / 26.5819°S 153.0177°E / -26.5819; 153.0177 (Maroochy River (centre of locality))Coordinates: 26°34′55″S 153°01′04″E / 26.5819°S 153.0177°E / -26.5819; 153.0177 (Maroochy River (centre of locality))
Population1,531 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density59.11/km2 (153.1/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4561
Area25.9 km2 (10.0 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location113 km (70 mi) N of Brisbane
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s)Ninderry
Federal division(s)Fairfax
Suburbs around Maroochy River:
Ninderry Valdora
Yandina Creek
Coolum Beach
Yandina Maroochy River Mount Coolum
Parklands Bli Bli Marcoola

Maroochy River is a rural hinterland locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census Maroochy River had a population of 1,531 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

The Maroochy River meanders from west to east through the locality. The surrounding river flats are cleared and primarily used for farming. The hillsides in the north-west and south-east of the locality are primarily used for residential purposes and retain natural bushland. Coolum Creek forms the eastern boundary of the locality.[3]

History[edit]

The name Maroochy is either a Yugarabul name collected by Andrew Petrie when he explored Wide Bay in 1842 or from Kabi word muru-kutchi meaning red bill referring to the black swan.[2]

Maroochy River State School opened on 27 June 1911. It closed on 31 December 1972.[4] The school was at 4 Lake Dunethin Road (26°34′43″S 153°00′39″E / 26.5785°S 153.0109°E / -26.5785; 153.0109 (Maroochy River State School (former))).[5][6] The site is now occupied by the Dunethin Rock Scout campground.[7]

In the 2011 census Maroochy River had a population of 1,337 people.[8]

In the 2016 census Maroochy River had a population of 1,531 people.[1]

Heritage listings[edit]

River barge transporting rakes of cut sugar cane at Dunethin Rock, 1920s

Maroochy River has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Amenities[edit]

There are a number of parks in the area, including:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Maroochy River (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Maroochy River – locality in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 50289)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  4. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  5. ^ "Parish of Maroochy sheet 2" (Map). Queensland Government. 1965. Retrieved 17 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  7. ^ Google (17 October 2021). "Dunethin Rock Scout campground" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  8. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Maroochy River". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 July 2015. Edit this at Wikidata
  9. ^ "Dunethin Rock (entry 602695)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  10. ^ "Tramway Lift Bridge over Maroochy River (entry 602527)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h "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.

Further reading[edit]

  • Blyth, Audienne (2003). Streets and roads of Yandina & district : their history & origins : includes the localities of: Bridges, Cooloolabin, Kiamba, Kulangoor, Maroochy River, North Arm, Valdora and Yandina Creek. Audienne Blyth. ISBN 978-0-646-42982-3.
  • Blyth, Audienne Desley (2009). Yandina & District : a pictorial history, including the localities of Bridges, Cooloolabin, Kiamba, Kulangoor, Maroochy River, North Arm, Valdora and Yandina Creek. The Author. ISBN 978-0-646-51739-1.

External links[edit]

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