The History of Diddillibah

“Diddillibah – 'Bah' means place of and 'Diddillibah' means the place of the coarse grass." Local historical book, Diddillibah, is a detailed resource and fascinating read of local history and families that have lived in the area for generations. According to the book, "Diddillibah is a small locality of hills, valleys and nice houses in a peaceful, rural setting with Nambour and Woombye less than 10 kms to its west, Bli Bli to its northeast and Maroochydore to its east". In person, the whole area has a natural beauty that frames all the houses and buildings with a soothing green and a rustic, country charm. It is amazing to think this idyllic place is just minutes away from the hustle of Maroochydore or the Bruce Hwy. The book came about as a rich source of local history but also so there would be an immaculately fact-checked record. The correct details were important, things like a Methodist had been recorded as a Church of England and incorrect facts about other things were what local historian and author Eunice Paulett, a retired teacher passionate about local history, says inspired her to research and preserve as much factual information and correct details as possible.

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