Gubbi Gubbi people

Name: ‘ngumundi’ (black snake)


There is a blend of old and new within Eumundi; of hippy and hipsters. The streets are lined with historical buildings, modern art galleries, boutique wineries and local history museums. The town is a must-do for anyone passing through the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Every Saturday and Wednesday, come rain, hail or shine, the population of Eumundi explodes from 1900 residents to several thousand as visitors flock to the renowned Eumundi Markets. These markets were established in 1979 and are situated in the heart of this historic town. The iconic and towering heritage-listed fig trees rise above the 500 plus stall market and everything is on offer from fresh food to clothes and lifestyle products. Buy your crystals and suspenders, all in one place.

It was named after an Aboriginal elder who reputedly adopted a convict runaway, David Bracefield (or Bracewell, Bracefell) in the early 1830s.

Population: 1924

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