Wurtulla is a coastal suburb six km north of Caloundra. It is one of four suburbs in the Kawana Waters coastal residential project, begun in 1960 by Alfred Grant Pty Ltd in conjunction with the Queensland State Government and the Landsborough Shire Council. The name was proposed by Alfred Grant, relying on a doubtful source for Aboriginal words and their meanings: one of Justine Kenyon's editions of The Aboriginal Word Book (Lothian: Melbourne) apparently stated that Wurtulla meant 'south'.

Further Reading: 

Kathleen McArthur, Living on the coast, Kenthurst, NSW, Kangaroo Press, 1989

Kawana Waters entry


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