Landers Shoot is a rural locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Landers Shoot had a population of 252 people.[1]


Landers Shoot is in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.


Edmund Lander leased the area known as the Mooloolah Back Plain from the Queensland Government in 1861.[3][4] He, along with other pioneers, harvested the timber along the Blackall Range. When the timber was harvested, the bark was stripped, making them slippery from the sap and a sharp point was made on one end of the tree. The tree was then pushed over the eastern side of the cliff down "chutes" (to be collected at the bottom, and transported to the nearest mills).[5][6] Landers Shoot (a corruption of Lander's Chute) was the base region where the logs arrived at the base of the cliff.[2]

Lander's Shoot State School opened on 17 February 1914 and closed on 31 December 1944.[7]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Landers Shoot (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Landers Shoot - locality in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 49432)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  3. ^ "History of the "Rocks"" (PDF). Archived from the original on 6 March 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2017.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  4. ^ Slade, Carolyn (2010). Take a Walk Around Palmwoods. Nambour, Qld: Genealogy Sunshine Coast. p. 16. ISBN 9780980353846.
  5. ^ Tutt, Stan (1994). Sunshine Coast Heritage. Maroochydore, Qld: Discovery Press. ISBN 0646143093.
  6. ^ Adams, R.J.L. (2004). Noosa Horizons. Broadwater, Qld: Ultreya. p. 77. ISBN 0975200607.
  7. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0