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Tooringoor Close

Tooringoor Creek is the original name of Bell’s Creek. 

Whilst it is believed that the location of the creek was known to oyster gatherers and timber getters from the 1850s, few people ventured into the area, purportedly on account of the fierce reputation of the Bribie Island aborigines. 

However, in 1865 Alexander Archer (of the Archer family from Durundur Station near today’s Woodford) explored Tooringoor Creek more fully, his interest in the Caloundra area stimulated by the tale of the castaways from the Queen of the Colonies 
in 1863.

The origin of the name Bell’s Creek has not been accurately detailed, however McArthur, in her book Pumicestone Passage – a living waterway, suggests that it may have been named after A.M.A Bell, who in 1882 took out the lease on 734 acres on the southern side of the mouth of the creek.

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