Eumundi, Queensland

Eumundi is a small town and locality in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] Eumundi is very popular on the coast for its bi-weekly farmers' markets. The marketplace is full of locally-made produce, which has made Eumundi and the surrounding area a haven for small businesses.

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Eumundi
Sunshine CoastQueensland
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Eumundi Town Centre
Eumundi is located in Queensland
Eumundi
Eumundi
Coordinates26°29′S 152°57′E / 26.483°S 152.950°E / -26.483; 152.950 (Eumundi (town centre))Coordinates: 26°29′S 152°57′E / 26.483°S 152.950°E / -26.483; 152.950 (Eumundi (town centre))
Population1,924 (2011 census)[1]
Established1890
Postcode(s)4562
Location118 km (73 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Fairfax
Localities around Eumundi:
Cooroy Cooroy Mountain Doonan
Eerwah Vale Eumundi Verrierdale
Eerwah Vale North Arm North Arm

GeographyEdit

Eumundi is 21 km south-west of Noosa Heads and 118 km north of the state capital, Brisbane. It is located just off the Bruce Highway. Nearby towns are Yandina and Cooroy.

HistoryEdit

 
Bullock team, 1917

Town blocks were surveyed and divided in 1890. The town's name is believed to come from the Kabi name Ngumundi, the name of a local Indigenous clan leader. The locality's original name was Eerwah after Mount Eerwah; this was changed to avoid confusion with the nearby town of Beerwah.[4]

The original Eumundi railway station opened in 1891 on Gympie Road (now Memorial Drive) opposite Gridley Street (26°28′37″S 152°57′10″E / 26.4770°S 152.9529°E / -26.4770; 152.9529 (Former Eumundi railway station site)) as part of the opening of the North Coast line; it is now the site of the Eumundi Markets. The current Eumundi railway station (26°28′50″S 152°57′18″E / 26.4806°S 152.9550°E / -26.4806; 152.9550 (Eumundi railway station)) opened in 1988 when a 10-kilometre (6.2 mi) deviation was built as part of the electrification of the North Coast line.[5][6]

On Thursday 14 June 1900, 17 choice farm blocks were advertised for auction by King and King Auctioneers. A map advertising the auction stated that Eumundi Estate was 1/4 mile from Eumundi Station and the Brisbane and Gympie Railway line ran through the property.[7][8]

In 1906, at the Land Office in Brisbane, the Queensland Government auctioned 13 town lots in Eumundi, each of which was approximately 2 acres (0.81 ha). These were located in two groups, one near Etheridge Street and the other near Arundell Street.[9][10]

A town hall was completed in 1908 after a school of arts committee raised the funds.[4]

St George's Anglican Church was dedicated on 21 July 1912 by Archbishop St Clair Donaldson. Its closure on 26 June 2005 was approved by Assistant Bishop Appleby.[11]

The Eumundi branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association was established on 9 November 1927. On 26 December 1929 their building was officially opened by Harry Walker, Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Cooroora.[12]

The Orana Nursery, operated in Eumundi from 1973 to 1991. It became the largest supplier of bougainvilleas in the Sunshine Coast region.[13]

In 1996, the former Methodist Church was re-opened as the Eumundi Historical Museum.[4]

At the 2011 Australian Census Eumundi recorded a population of 1,924.[1]

In 2020. the towns rugby union club fielded a senior team for the first time in about 100 years.[14]

Heritage listingsEdit

Eumundi has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

MarketsEdit

Since 1979, the Eumundi Markets have been conducted on Wednesdays and Saturdays.[18]

Eumundi BreweryEdit

The original Eumundi Brewery was opened in the Imperial Hotel in 1988. The brewery was closed in the late 1990s, however plans have been announced for the brewery to be rebuilt on its original site in the Imperial Hotel opening in mid 2017.[19]

AmenitiesEdit

The Sunshine Coast Regional Council operates a mobile library service which visits Memorial Drive.[20]

The Eumundi branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association meets at QCWA Hall at 78 Memorial Drive.[21]

Notable residentsEdit

Notable former residents include:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Eumundi (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 August 2014.  
  2. ^ "Eumundi - town in the Sunshine Coast Region (entry 11947)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Eumundi - locality in the Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48628)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  4. ^ a b c Environmental Protection Agency (Queensland) (2000). Heritage Trails of the Great South East. State of Queensland. p. 138. ISBN 0-7345-1008-X.
  5. ^ "Hansard" (PDF). Queensland Parliament. 27 February 1986. Archived (PDF) from the original on 22 December 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Railway Station Eumundi 1913". Now and Then: Series 2. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 26 April 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Eumundi Estate". 14 June 1900. hdl:10462/deriv/257062. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  8. ^ "Advertising". The Brisbane Courier. LVI (13, 233). Queensland, Australia. 11 June 1900. p. 8. Retrieved 26 March 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ "Plan of sections 3 & 4, Town of Eumundi, Parish of Maroochy, County of Canning, Queensland, 1906". State Library of Queensland (Real estate map). 1906. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  10. ^ "Advertising". The Telegraph. Queensland, Australia. 23 May 1906. p. 8. Retrieved 28 May 2020 – via Trove.
  11. ^ Anglican Church of Southern Queensland. "Closed Churches". Archived from the original on 3 April 2019. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  12. ^ Unknown (1929). "Official opening of the CWA Rooms at Eumundi, 1929". Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  13. ^ Kross, Raelene (14 November 2012). "Gympie Greenthumbs show off their beautiful garden". The Gympie Times. Archived from the original on 5 August 2019. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  14. ^ "Eumundi back in senior rugby, Caloundra too good for Gympie, Reds rescheduled". Around the Gtounds. PattmanSport. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  15. ^ "Eumundi School of Arts (entry 601658)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  16. ^ "Eumundi War Memorial (entry 601122)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  17. ^ "St George's Anglican Church (entry 601239)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  18. ^ "About Eumundi Markets - Eumundi Markets". www.eumundimarkets.com.au. Archived from the original on 14 February 2018. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  19. ^ Moffat, Nicky. "Locals crack first keg of revived Eumundi Lager". Archived from the original on 31 January 2018. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  20. ^ "Libraries: Mobile timetable". Sunshine Coast Regional Council. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  21. ^ "Branch Locations". Queensland Country Women's Association. Archived from the original on 26 December 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2018.

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