Tewantin is a suburb in Noosa, Queensland. It was the original settlement in the Noosa region and is one of its three major centres today. The name Tewantin is an anglicised version of the Aboriginal name for the area, dauwadhum, meaning place of dead logs. Tewantin was originally a timber town. In 1869, it was the river port for the Noosa area. In 1871, Clarendon Stuart surveyed a town site for the Tewantin settlement. It was a thriving small town with a reliance on the gold, fishing and timber industries.
Below are some historic photos from Tewantin from as early as 1880. Click on thumbnail to enlarge the photo. If you'd like to see more historical photos of the area please come see us at the museum. All photos are available for purchase.