Mount Coolum is a coastal suburb and a mountain within that suburb in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2016 census, Mount Coolum had a population of 4,265 people.[1]

Geography

The Sunshine Motorway passes through the locality from the north-west (Coolum Beach) to the south-west (Marcoola). The David Low Way passes through the locality from north-east (Yaroomba) to south-east (Marcoola).[4]

The mountain Mount Coolum (from which the suburb takes its name) is in the centre of the locality (26°33′41″S 153°05′03″E / 26.5615°S 153.0841°E / -26.5615; 153.0841 (Mount Coolum)). Historically the mountain was known as Half Way Lump.[3] It is 207 metres (679 ft) above sea level.The mountain is protected within the Mount Coolum National Park.[5][4]

There is a sandy beach along the Coral Sea coast.[4]

History

The name Coolum derives from Kabi word gulum or kulum meaning without or wanting, probably referring to the Aboriginal legend of the mountain's head being knocked off in a fight with Ninderry, with the head becoming Mudjimba Island (26°36′53″S 153°06′53″E / 26.6147°S 153.1147°E / -26.6147; 153.1147 (Mudjimba Island)).[2][6]

In the 2016 census, Mount Coolum had a population of 4,265 people.[1]

Amenities

The Sunshine Coast Regional Council operates a mobile library service which visits Suncoast Beach Drive.[7]

Education

There are no schools in Mount Coolum. The nearest primary school is Coolum State School in neighbouring Coolum Beach. The nearest secondary school is Coolum State High School, also in Coolum Beach.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mount Coolum (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Mount Coolum - suburb in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48781)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Mount Coolum - hill in the Sunshine Coast Region (entry 8153)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Mount Coolum National Park - national park in the Sunshine Coast Region (entry 39565)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Mudjimba Island - island in the Sunshine Coast Region (entry 23297)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Libraries: Mobile timetable". Sunshine Coast Regional Council. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.

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