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Eudlo
Sunshine CoastQueensland
Population 1,128 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4554
Location 94 km (58 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s) Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s) Buderim
Federal Division(s) Fisher
Suburbs around Eudlo:
Montville Landers Shoot
Palmwoods
Chevallum
Balmoral Ridge Eudlo Ilkley
Balmoral Ridge Diamond Valley Mooloolah Valley

Eudlo is a small hinterland town and locality on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 Australian Census Eudlo recorded a population of 1,128.

The name originated from the local Aboriginal term for the fresh water eel (Anguilla reinhardtii).

Geography

Eudlo Creek rises in the south west of Eudlo. Also in the areas is Mossy Bank Mountain, a summit along an easterly protruding spur of the Blackall Range.

History

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Logging in Eudlo, circa 1905
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View over the Eudlo railway station, 1907

Cattlemen and timbergetters came to the area from the 1860s, but land was not made available for agricultural selection until the 1880s. The first selector was James Steele in 1887. In 1891, the section of the North Coast railway line from Landsborough to Yandina was opened. It brought closer settlement to the whole district, and facilitated the transport of passengers, timber, fruit and produce. Eudlo Post Office opened on 1 March 1891. A sawmill was built at Eudlo and large quantities of timber from the Blackall Range, and surrounding forests, were either treated at the mill or railed to other centres. The timber industry was the means of livelihood for the early settlers. Eudlo State School was opened in on 6 September 1897.

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