Coolum Beach

Coolum Beach, 18 km north of Maroochydore and 120 km north of central Brisbane, was named after Mount Coolum (207m) which is a few kilometres south of Coolum Beach's commercial centre. It is thought that the name was derived from an Aboriginal word describing the mount, referring to its blunt or cut-off summit.

Further Reading: 

Frances Windolf and John Windolf, An island surrounded by land: the history of an earlier Coolum, Coolum Beach, Zusammen Books, 2004


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