Sunshine Coast, Queensland
|Population||5,492 (2011 census)|
|Location||100 km (62 mi) from Brisbane|
|LGA(s)||Sunshine Coast Region|
|State electorate(s)||Glass House|
The small town was previously named Merriman Flats in 1881 by the Kuskopfs who were early European settlers in the area. Palmwoods railway station was opened leading to the nearby town to be renamed Palmwoods after the Piccabeen Palm groves growing in the area. Palmwoods Post Office opened by 1902 (a receiving office had been open from 1892).
It is situated close to popular family tourist attractions such as The Big Pineapple. Pineapple growing remains the most important primary industry in the area. Palmwoods is located 15 minutes from the beach and the Blackall Range.
The multimillion dollar renovation of the historical, centrally located pub established in 1902 which recently sold for $11 million has created opportunities for the backpacker industry and the promotion of Palmwoods in the Sunshine Coast region.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Palmwoods (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
- Environmental Protection Agency (Queensland) (2000). Heritage Trails of the Great South East. State of Queensland. p. 134. ISBN 0-7345-1008-X.
- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
- Slade, Carolyn (2010). Take a Walk Around Palmwoods. Nambour, Qld: Genealogy Sunshine Coast. pp. 61–66. ISBN 9780980353846.
- History of the Buderim-Palmwoods Tramway from 1911 to 1935. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
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