Eumundi is a small town and locality in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. Eumundi is very popular on the coast for its bi-weekly farmers' markets. The marketplace is full of locally-made produce, which has made Eumundi and the surrounding area a haven for small businesses.
Town blocks were surveyed and divided in 1890. The town's name is believed to come from the Kabi name Ngumundi, the name of a local Indigenous clan leader. The locality's original name was Eerwah after ; this was changed to avoid confusion with the nearby town of Beerwah.
The original Eumundi railway station opened in 1891 on Gympie Road (now Memorial Drive) opposite Gridley Street (North Coast line; it is now the site of the Eumundi Markets. The current Eumundi railway station ( ) opened in 1988 when a 10-kilometre (6.2 mi) deviation was built as part of the electrification of the North Coast line.) as part of the opening of the
On Thursday 14 June 1900, 17 choice farm blocks were advertised for auction by King and King Auctioneers. A map advertising the auction stated that Eumundi Estate was 1/4 mile from Eumundi Station and the Brisbane and Gympie Railway line ran through the property.
In 1906, at the Land Office in Brisbane, the Queensland Government auctioned 13 town lots in Eumundi, each of which was approximately 2 acres (0.81 ha). These were located in two groups, one near Etheridge Street and the other near Arundell Street.
A town hall was completed in 1908 after a school of arts committee raised the funds.
The Eumundi branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association was established on 9 November 1927. On 26 December 1929 their building was officially opened by Harry Walker, Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Cooroora.
The Orana Nursery, operated in Eumundi from 1973 to 1991. It became the largest supplier of bougainvilleas in the Sunshine Coast region.
In 1996, the former Methodist Church was re-opened as the .
At the 2011 Australian Census Eumundi recorded a population of 1,924.
Eumundi has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Memorial Drive: Eumundi School of Arts
- Memorial Drive: Eumundi War Memorial Trees
- 15 Cook Street: St George's Anglican Church
Since 1979, the Eumundi Markets have been conducted on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The original Eumundi Brewery was opened in the Imperial Hotel in 1988. The brewery was closed in the late 1990s, however plans have been announced for the brewery to be rebuilt on its original site in the Imperial Hotel opening in mid 2017.
Notable former residents include:
- Kevin Rudd, the former Prime Minister of Australia and former Foreign minister
- Pat Rafter, tennis champion
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