2015 Bribie Light with Caloundra in the background courtesy Robin
Caloundra Journal 29th April 2011 p11 Anro Asia shipwreck 1981
The Anro Asia aground just off the Caloundra Bar - the vehicles were on the extended spit out from Happy Valley that has now disappeared - the vehicles would be in the sea now. 1981 photo courtesy Tony Dyason
There was an eleven minute NZ film - it starts with a couple of seconds showing the Signal Station light in operation. Uploaded to YouTube on Nov 3, 2011 but deleted due to copyright infringment. Before the MV Rena hit the Astrolabe Reef of Tauranga NZ there was the ANRO ASIA Grounding in Queensland, this TVNZ film segment shows what was done in 1981. with Ian Lockley and RAAF Cinooks
thanks Lee-Anne Bryant, Facebook Caloundra- The good old days- The 80's
Fort Bribie searchlight post World War Two 1994 photos Roger Todd
Fort Bribie link Queensland WWII Historic Places, Queensland Government
shows the searchlight post now on the beach but previously in the dunes, environmental
Fort Bribie was built on Bribie Island, Queensland, Australia, during WW2 as part of the Moreton Bay harbour defences.
Photos and research by Dr. Richard Walding (copyright).
1930s note from the Front Light courtesy the Gosling family and Peter Magee
Mandy Brennan - Mac Gosling was the lighthouse keeper on the front light at Caloundra end of Bribie Island he was also my grandfather.
My grandparents lived in Burwah Terrace opposite the bowling green from about 1953 when my grandfather retired. The handwriting on that notes looks very much like my grandmother's writing. from Facebook - Caloundra- The good old days- The 80's
See accounts in the Nambour Chronical regarding the grounding of the Eastern on a sandbank near Bribie, extract from Caloundra by Kathleen McArthur and an extract from autobiographical novel No Wider Land by Roy Bulcock. Logs from the Bribie Front Light
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