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2015 Bribie Light with Caloundra in the background courtesy Robin

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

Caloundra Journal 29th April 2011 p11 Anro Asia shipwreck 1981

View from Westaway Towers showing the Anro Asia and the Signal Station courtesy Des Stone

Fort Bribie link  Queensland WWII Historic Places, Queensland Government

Fort Bribie searchlight post World War Two     1994 photos Roger Todd


Bribie Island Fortifications Conservation Study cover Allom Lovell Marquis Kyle Architects 1993
shows the searchlight post now on the beach but previously in the dunes, environmental

Nambour Chronical 1966 Bushwalking on Bribie courtesy the Gosling family and Peter Magee

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

1911 log from Bribie Lighthouse about the Eastern shipwreck and Customs interest courtesy Gosling family and Peter Magee.  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

Bribie Lighthouses circa 1900 courtesy Shire of Landsborough Historical Museum

Detail of Bribie Lighthouses drawings 1896 Marine Department Queensland courtesy Shire of Landsborough Historical Museum
Subpages (1): The Eastern
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