Tewantin, a town, is 120 km north of central Brisbane and about 4 km inland from Noosa Heads. It is thought that the name was derived from an Aboriginal word describing dead trees or logs, possibly a reference to timber brought down the Noosa River to a wharf at Tewantin in the 1860s, just west of the present bridge over Doonella Lake.

Further Reading: 

Ailsa R. Dawson, Cooloola: early chronicles of Cypress Land, Gympie, Printed by Reid Printery, nd


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