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Coochin Creek
Sunshine CoastQueensland
Postcode(s) 4519
Location 17 km (11 mi) SE of Landsborough
LGA(s) Sunshine Coast Region
County Canning
Parish Beerwah
State electorate(s) Caloundra, Glass House
Federal Division(s) Fisher
Suburbs around Coochin Creek:
Landsborough Bells Creek Pelican Waters
Golden Beach
Beerwah
Glass House Mountains
Coochin Creek Bribie Island North
Beerburrum Beerburrum Bribie Island North

Coochin Creek is a locality in the southern hinterland of the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. Almost all of the locality's area is part of the Beerburrum State Forest. The abandoned township of Campbellville is within Coochin Creek (26°52′29″S 153°02′17″E / 26.8747°S 153.0380°E / -26.8747; 153.0380 (Campbellville, Queensland)).

History

StateLibQld 2 109744 Advertisement for James Campbell and Sons Ltd, building suppliers, Brisbane, 1902
Advertisement for James Campbell and Sons Ltd, Creek Street, Brisbane, 1902

James Campbell had a sawmill in Creek Street, Brisbane. Logs were cut in the Blackall Range and upper Caboolture River and hauled to Mellum Creek from where they were rafted down the Pumicestone Passage to the Creek Street sawmill. In 1881, James Campbell decided to establish a sawmill on the Coochin Creek near the confluence with Mellum Creek, from where the sawn timber was transported to Brisbane, initially via sailing cutter and from 1883 by paddlesteamer.

The township of Campbellville of around 100 people developed around the sawmill. There was a wharf with cranes and a provisional school and cemetery. Campbellville lasted until 1890 when the mill closed down. By that time, the North Coast railway line had made it easier to transport logs and timber by rail than by ship.

The Coochin Creek Provisional School opened in November 1888, becoming Coochin Creek State School on 1 January 1909. In about November 1928, it was renamed Beerwah State School. On 10 July 1952, another Coochin Creek State School opened, but it closed on 11 March 1962.

Amenities

There is a camping area off Roys Rd run by Queensland Government.

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