Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia


Enjoy and explore the history of Caloundra's unique and fascinating journey from early European permanent settlement

through to the present day with the collection of historical books by Anne Wensley, John and Janice Groves

The name "Caloundra" is thought to be derived from an indigenous word for the place of the white Beech tree "Kal'awen-dha"

You are welcome to Contact the Authors today for information and to secure your Caloundra historical book of choice

View the Historical Photo Slideshow here


  • Caloundra's first lighthouse was built in 1898 and used as a fixed light with a wick burner. Image c1930s Courtesy: Mark Small