Cooroy Mountain, Queensland facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsCooroy Mountain
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
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|Population||136 (2016 census)|
|• Density||14.78/km2 (38.3/sq mi)|
|Area||9.2 km2 (3.6 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
|Location||20 km (12 mi) WSW of Noosa Heads|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Noosa|
|Federal Division(s)||Wide Bay|
Cooroy Mountain is a rural locality in the Shire of Noosa, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Cooroy Mountain had a population of 136 people.
Cooroy Mountain is a suburb of Noosa, Queensland, Australia.
Cooroy Mountain's name came from Mount Cooroy, which was originally called Coorooey, from the Aboriginal word for possum, kurui. Kuri'bigil'ba is the name of Cooroy Mountain in the dialect of the now extinct Kabi speaking aboriginal peoples of this area. It means the place where the Sun God came down to Dha (Earth). It is believed the mountain turned yellow once a year due to the flowering of an unknown tree.
The Kabi Kabi people and language group are not extinct although they may no longer be present in the local area of Cooroy mountain as a result of having been moved out of the area as a result of government policies in the past.
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