Mooloolah, together with a hinterland known as Mooloolah Valley, is on the Mooloolah River, 80 km north of central Brisbane and 20 km inland from Caloundra. It is thought that the name was derived from an Aboriginal word referring to the dark coloured fish, which were plentiful at the mouth of the Mooloolah River.

Further Reading: 

Jan Kesby and Janet McPherson, Mooloolah State School centenary 1894-1994: recollections of Mooloolah, Kawana, Mooloola State School Centenary Committee, 1993



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