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Elanora history

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Click to enlarge Aerial view of the Currumbin Creek estuary looking to Elanora, Queensland, circa 1970s. A. L. Lambert, photographer.

Aerial view of the Currumbin Creek estuary looking
to Elanora, Queensland, circa 1970s.
A. L. Lambert, photographer.

Elanora is the name of a railway station and also some lakes on the South Coast Railway. An aboriginal word meaningĀ a home by the sea.

Located on a stretch of the South Coast Rail Line, a platform at rail level was opened here in 1922.

Railway authorities named the siding Elanora.

Information and images provided by the City of Gold Coast Local Studies Collection.

Sources of information and further reading

May, S., Queensland Place Names, August 1958, p54

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