Caloundra, a coastal township with numerous adjoining suburbs, is 72 km north of central Brisbane. It is thought that the name was derived from an Aboriginal word describing Queensland beech trees, of which several species are found in coastal rain forests.

Further Reading: 

Erica Riis, Growth of Caloundra, Caloundra, E. Riis, 1996, 1998

Anne Wensley, An introduction to the history of Caloundra, Landsborough, Shire of Landsborough Historical Society Museum, 1977

Courier-Mail, 16 Oct 1992 (Pelican Waters)

Sunshine Coast, 15 Aug 1993 (Aroona)

Gary McKay, Times of change: a history of Caloundra City, Caloundra, Caloundra City Council, 2007

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