|Population||10,660 (2011 census)|
|• Density||903/km2 (2,340/sq mi)|
|Area||11.8 km2 (4.6 sq mi)|
|Location||7 km (4 mi) W of Noosa Heads|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Noosa|
|Federal Division(s)||Wide Bay|
Tewantin is a suburb in Noosa, Queensland, Australia. It was the original settlement in the Noosa region and is one of its three major centres today. It is within the local government area of Shire of Noosa (between 2008 and 2013 it was within Sunshine Coast Region).
The name Tewantin is an anglicised version of the Aboriginal name for the area, dauwadhum, meaning place of dead logs. Tewantin was originally a timber town. In 1869, Tewantin was the river port for the Noosa area. In 1871, Clarendon Stuart surveyed a town site for the Tewantin settlement. Tewantin was a thriving small town with a reliance on the gold, fishing and timber industries.
Facilities and layout
Its main street, Poinciana Avenue, leads to the Tewantin RSL, which holds a strong legacy towards the Australia's history in war. With an ANZAC Memorial, Poinciana Avenue has a historic pub, the Royal Mail. Poinciana Avenue contains a range of shops, restaurants and a town square.
Tewantin is the current location for the Australian Navy Cadet unit of NTS Sheean. there are multiple RSL and bowls clubs that are facilitated by the locals and these places are all dedicated to the world wars.
Tewantin replaced Pomona on 1 December 1985 as the location of the Noosa Shire Council until 15 March 2008 when the Council was amalgamated with Maroochy Shire and the City of Caloundra to create the Sunshine Coast Regional Council. Tewantin has of 12 April 2013, de-amalgamated from the Maroochy Shire.
Tewantin State School, a primary school that was established in 1875, is located within the suburb.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Tewantin (Noosa Shire) (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
- Noosa Community Guide 2005 Part D 19 December 2006
- Environmental Protection Agency (Queensland) (2000). Heritage Trails of the Great South East. State of Queensland. p. 143. ISBN 0-7345-1008-X.
- "SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL.". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 4 February 1922. p. 16. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
- "Tewantin War Memorial". Monument Australia. Retrieved 5 April 2014.
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