Yandina, a rural and light industrial town, is situated on the Maroochy River, 100 km north of central Brisbane and 14 km inland from Coolum Beach. It was named after Yandina pastoral run, an area north of the Maroochy River and east of Mount Ninderry, first taken up in about 1857. It is thought that the name was derived from an Aboriginal word describing a passing place (a road or ford).

Further Reading: 

Yandina Centenary Committee, Yandina centenary 1871-1971, Yandina, s.n., 1971

Yandina 125 years 1871-1996, Yandina, Yandina and District Historical Project Group, 1996


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