Yaroomba, Queensland

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Yaroomba
Sunshine CoastQueensland
Yaroomba is located in Queensland
Yaroomba
Yaroomba
Coordinates26°33′09″S 153°05′34″E / 26.5525°S 153.0927°E / -26.5525; 153.0927Coordinates: 26°33′09″S 153°05′34″E / 26.5525°S 153.0927°E / -26.5525; 153.0927
Population1,623 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density560/km2 (1,450/sq mi)
Established1953
Postcode(s)4573
Area2.9 km2 (1.1 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Fairfax
Suburbs around Yaroomba:
Coolum Beach Coolum Beach Point Arkwright
Coolum Beach Yaroomba Coral Sea
Mount Coolum Mount Coolum Coral Sea

Yaroomba is a coastal suburb in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Yaroomba had a population of 1623 people.[3]

Geography[edit]

The eastern boundary of the suburb is a long strip of sandy beach. The land rises from sea level in the east to approximately 40 metres (130 ft) in the west. The Palmer Coolum Resort and Golf Course occupies about half the suburb, 150 hectares (370 acres). The remainder is residential housing.[4]

The David Low Way traverses the suburb from north-east to south-east.[4]

History[edit]

The suburb began life as a housing estate named Coronation Beach in 1953 in honour of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The name was changed to Yaroomba, a Kabi word which means "surf on the beach", in 1961.[5]

In 2007 a 200-kilogram (440 lb) piece of hardwood ribbing was found on the beach by Scott Patterson. It was uncovered due to a combination of high tides and rushing creek waters from recent heavy rain. It was part of the shipwrecked Kirkdale. The ship was built in Whitby, England, and was a twin-masted 251-tonne (277-ton) sailing ship about 30 metres (98 ft) long. It left Launceston in May 1862 bound for Colombo in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) via the Torres Strait; however, after arriving at Cooktown, the captain turned and travelled south again and ran aground off Yaroomba Beach on 19 July 1862. The ship caught fire but the captain and crew members were able to launch a boat and survived.[6][7][8][9][10]

Education[edit]

There are no schools in Yaroomba, but the suburb is in the catchment for Coolum State School and Coolum State High School in neighbouring Coolum Beach.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Yaroomba (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Yaroomba - suburb in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48954)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Yaroomba (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ a b c "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Sunshine Coast place name origins" (PDF). Sunshine Coast Regional Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 January 2016. Retrieved 5 October 2010.
  6. ^ "Piece of town's history washes up Down Under". Whitby Gazette. 21 September 2007. Archived from the original on 16 December 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Relic of Sunshine Coast history buried at Yaroomba". Sunshine Coast Daily. 17 January 2015. Archived from the original on 16 December 2018. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  8. ^ "WRECK OF THE KIRKDALE". The Courier (Brisbane). XVII, (1392). Queensland, Australia. 25 July 1862. p. 2. Retrieved 17 December 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ "A PETITION TO THE INHABITANTS OF BRISBANE". The Courier (Brisbane). XVII, (1397). Queensland, Australia. 31 July 1862. p. 2. Retrieved 17 December 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  10. ^ "Timeline of Noosa: 1850-1899". Noosa Library. Archived from the original on 16 December 2018. Retrieved 16 December 2018.

External links[edit]

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