Perwillowen, Queensland

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Perwillowen
Queensland
Perwillowen is located in Queensland
Perwillowen
Perwillowen
Coordinates 26°38′09″S 152°55′34″E / 26.6358°S 152.9261°E / -26.6358; 152.9261Coordinates: 26°38′09″S 152°55′34″E / 26.6358°S 152.9261°E / -26.6358; 152.9261
Postcode(s) 4560
Area 4.0 km2 (1.5 sq mi)
LGA(s) Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s) Nicklin
Federal Division(s) Fairfax
Suburbs around Perwillowen:
Kureelpa Burnside Burnside
Dulong Perwillowen Burnside
Towen Mountain Towen Mountain Coes Creek

Perwillowen is a locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[1]

History[edit]

The name Perwillowen is reportedly an Aboriginal name for pigeons. It has had many variant spellings over the years including Pillywillman, Pillawillamon, Pillewilliman and Perwillowan.[1]

Perwillowen Provisional School opened on 15 May 1916, becoming Perwillowen State School about 1923. It closed in October 1930 due to low student numbers but reopened on 13 July 1932. It finally closed in 1959.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Perwillowen - locality in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48839)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 12 September 2017. 
  2. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0 

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