Diddillibah is a rural locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Diddillibah had a population of 1,403 people.[1]

History

Students at Diddillibah Provisional School, circa 1891

Its name comes from a local Aboriginal word dhilla, which means "coarse grass" or "carpet snake" and ba, which means "place". Also known as the "valley of the snakes".[2][3][4]

Diddillibah Provisional School opened on 14 September 1885, becoming Diddillibah State School on 1 January 1909. It closed on 14 May 1962.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Diddillibah (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Diddillibah - locality in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48607)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  3. ^ South East Queensland—Place Names Archived 21 August 2006 at the Wayback Machine 16 December 2006
  4. ^ Maroochy Council—Place Name Origins Archived 10 December 2006 at the Wayback Machine 16 December 2006
  5. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0

External links

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