Caloundra is a coastal suburb and also the central suburb of the town of Caloundra in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, the suburb of Caloundra had a population of 3,917 people.[1]

Geography

Bulcock Street is the central business district of the Caloundra urban centre.

In the south of the suburb is a headland (Deep Water Point at 26°48′34″S 153°08′05″E / 26.80944°S 153.13472°E / -26.80944; 153.13472 (Deep Water Point)) and a sandy beach (Bulcock Beach at 26°48′25″S 153°07′55″E / 26.80694°S 153.13194°E / -26.80694; 153.13194 (Bulcock Beach)) which face the Coral Sea with the northern tip of Bribie Island about 200 metres (660 ft) away.[3][4][5]

History

The suburb takes its name from the headland Caloundra Head (in the neighbouring suburb of Kings Beach), which in turn comes from the Kabi language words "kal/owen" meaning beech tree (Gmelina leichhardtii) and "dha" meaning place.[2]

In 1883 the first allotments of land in Caloundra were advertised for public auction on 28 August 1883. The map states 'the land is of a sandstone nature, undulating and ridgy, heavily timbered with Gum, Bloodwood, Tea-tree and Oak'.[6] A 1907 map shows several sections from George Street to Ernest St advertised for auction on 7 January 1907 by the Government Land Office.[7]

404 allotments of 'Bulcock Estate' were advertised for auction on 16 August 1917 by Isle, Love and Co, auctioneers, with an edge of the Estate mapped as adjacent to Tripcony's store and the Tramway terminus.[8][9][10]

In 1919, 29 subdivided allotments of 'Caloundra Heads Estate' were advertised to be auctioned on 20 December 1919 by Cameron Bros. in Brisbane. A map advertising the auction shows the majority of blocks were on Albert Street between King Street and King's Beach. [11][12] Another undated map shows more blocks of this estate were advertised for auction on King Street towards Ernest Street. [13]

Caloundra Provisional School opened on 8 March 1899 and became Caloundra State School on 1 June 1912.[14]

opened on 23 January 1967.[14]

Our Lady of the Rosary School opened on 29 January 1980 by the Roman Catholic teaching order, the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart.[14][15]

Caloundra Christian College opened on 2 February 1983 by the Caloundra CityLife Baptist Church, which meets for worship at the college.[14][16]

Heritage listings

The suburb of Caloundra has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Education

Caloundra State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 56A Queen Street (26°47′50″S 153°08′06″E / 26.7971°S 153.1350°E / -26.7971; 153.1350 (Caloundra State School)).[18][19] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 608 students with 45 teachers (36 full-time equivalent) and 25 non-teaching staff (17 full-time equivalent).[20] It includes a special education program.[18]

Caloundra State High School is a government secondary (7-12) school for boys and girls at 88 Queen Street (26°47′38″S 153°07′32″E / 26.7938°S 153.1255°E / -26.7938; 153.1255 (Caloundra State High School)).[18][21] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 1209 students with 95 teachers (84 full-time equivalent) and 47 non-teaching staff (33 full-time equivalent).[20] It includes a special education program.[22]

Our Lady of the Rosary School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at Alfred Street (26°47′50″S 153°08′37″E / 26.7972°S 153.1437°E / -26.7972; 153.1437 (Our Lady of the Rosary School)).[18][15] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 313 students with 22 teachers (19 full-time equivalent) and 14 non-teaching staff (8 full-time equivalent).[20]

Caloundra Christian College is a private primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at 7 Gregson Place (26°47′59″S 153°07′06″E / 26.7997°S 153.1184°E / -26.7997; 153.1184 (Caloundra Christian College)).[18][23] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 330 students with 31 teachers (27 full-time equivalent) and 25 non-teaching staff (17 full-time equivalent).[20]

Caloundra is also home to a campus of the Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE.

Shopping

  • Stockland Caloundra
  • Caloundra Village Shopping Centre

Parks and recreation

Other facilities

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Caloundra (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Caloundra - suburb in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48556)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Deep Water Point - point in the Sunshine Coast Region (entry 9653)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Bulcock Beach - beach in the Sunshine Coast Region (entry 4959)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Town of Caloundra". State Library of Queensland. 28 August 1883. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Plan of allotments in sections 4, 10, 11 & 12, town of Caloundra, and allotments in suburban sections 5, 6, 8, 9, 2a, 5a to 7a and 9a, Parish of Bribie (Caloundra) county of Canning, Brisbane land agents district, shire of Caboolture / G.H. Cottell, Surveyor". State Library of Queensland. 7 January 1907. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Bulcock Beach". State Library of Queensland. 16 August 1917. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Bulcock Estate, Caloundra". The Brisbane Courier. Queensland, Australia. 9 August 1917. p. 8. Retrieved 22 May 2020 – via Trove.
  10. ^ "The Bulcock Estate". The Brisbane Courier. Queensland, Australia. 21 July 1917. p. 12. Retrieved 22 May 2020 – via Trove.
  11. ^ "Caloundra Heads Estate". State Library of Queensland. 20 December 1919. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  12. ^ "Advertising". The Brisbane Courier. Queensland, Australia. 16 December 1919. p. 10. Retrieved 20 May 2020 – via Trove.
  13. ^ "Caloundra Heads Estate : second section". State Library of Queensland. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  14. ^ a b c d Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  15. ^ a b "Our Lady of the Rosary School". Archived from the original on 18 December 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  16. ^ Kids, Baby. "CityLife Church". Caloundra Christian College. Archived from the original on 28 February 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  17. ^ "Tripcony Hibiscus Caravan Park (entry 602708)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  18. ^ a b c d e "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  19. ^ "Caloundra State School". Archived from the original on 13 December 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  20. ^ a b c d "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  21. ^ "Caloundra State High School". Archived from the original on 26 August 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  22. ^ "Caloundra SHS - Special Education Program". Archived from the original on 26 August 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  23. ^ "Caloundra Christian College". Archived from the original on 31 January 2019. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  24. ^ Department of Health (Queensland). "Sunshine Coast Health Service District - Caloundra Health Service". Archived from the original on 11 July 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011.

External links

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