An evolving database of heritage related places on the Coast, drilling down to individual addresses
Sunshine Coast RACQ map 1985
Initial focus was around Moffat Beach and Caloundra
The sidebar is organized as per the pre 2008 Noosa and Maroochy Shires and Caloundra City.
More searching techniques
use "quotes" to search exact phrases, EG "example"
use +something or -something to add or exclude things
post WW2 +Moffat +"example"
post WW2 +Moffat +"example" -lost
use the search tags to find groupings of places
eg vegetation, architect, maritime etc
or search other descriptions which may be attached to images eg lino, ship, door, address, street name, suburb
Sunshine Coast Council Local Area Maps 25 Mar 2019
Roger Todd on firstname.lastname@example.org or 5491 7654 if you have any information which could go on the site
currently we are interested in old photos and stories related to the Caloundra area
See Roger's website at www.rogertoddarchitect.com.au
You've probably seen them sitting high on the hill above the beach at Caloundra; two very different lighthouses from opposite ends of the era when lighthouses were a vital part of the shipping industry.
ABC Mornings team Sheridan Stewart and Tessa Mapstone spiraled their way up the spiral staircase inside the signal station, to discover the history and the future of these iconic landmarks.Friends of Caloundra Lighthouses' John Bradley and Roger Todd tell the story of the lighthouses.
Our series on the Caloundra lighthouses has touched on the history of the two iconic buildings, the efforts to restore and preserve them and plans for their future.
But the story of Caloundra's original lighthouse has reached far and wide.Friends of the Caloundra Lighthouses president
John Bradley wrote a children's book bringing the story to life.
Property is a hot commodity on the Sunshine Coast right now, but how much is a lighthouse worth?
The Caloundra's twin lighthouses are perched on top of the hill overlooking the Pumicestone Passage, the entrance to Moreton Bay.
In the third instalment of our series on the Caloundra lighthouses, with Roger Todd and John Bradley, find out what the future could hold for these iconic buildings.
The historic lighthouses were recently sold for the grand total of one dollar. Roger Todd explains to Sheridan Stewart.
2020 Sale of the lighthouses to Sunshine Coast Council
My husband Jim and I met you this morning at the lighthouse.
This is a photo we have of looking down to Kings Beach. It’s taken on the top of Edmund Street, where the roundabout is now, adjoining King Street. The date on the photo is October 1981.
We hope this is a new photo for you to add to the collection.
It was nice meeting you this morning, seeing the lighthouse and walking back down memory lane viewing all the photos.
Jim & Janine Stanley
April 2018 Congratulations to River for his interview on Totally Wild. Click the image to go to the video
Lighthouses lit for Caloundra Music Festival 2017
For 70 years the little Caloundra lighthouse acted as a guide to ships passing through the dangerous reefs and sandbanks to the port of Brisbane. After being replaced by a modern light she was moved to Golden Beach. She became a rusty ruin. Early one morning she feared the worst.
Sept 2016 Beach shacks in Coolum are hitting the headlines
March 2016 More of the late Bob Deakin's archives courtesy Margaret Deakin
Donna Grigor to Caloundra Lighthouses. I'm posting this for Mr Ron Trim of Woodford. It was his families cottage purchased in 1936. They called it Kozy Kot. It was on the corner of Orama Ave and Bombala Terrace. The builders name was Sumpton. On the left hand side of the photo you can just see the light house
April 2015 Tom Conwell had a photo of the old Cord Surfboards shop at 65 Bowman Rd Caloundra
Dec 2014 Bob Deakin drppped in some of the drawings relating to the construction of the Signal Station & Auxiliaries Building, tracings of the Signal Station and some 1967 letters
SSC Daily 5th Dec 2014 Turkish Delight in art of beach shack living page 34
Nov 2014 Interesting series in the Sunshine Coast Daily about the WW1 troop ships converted from liners
including the Omrah and Orvieto, both included in Caloundra's street names
Nov 2014 Interview with Trevor Hamey
Oct 2014 - Loaded some more interviews including with Rod Fuller, Whose Dad was Caloundra Keeper in 1934. As a child, Rod remembers bullock teams in Bulcock St. Rod joined the Lighthouse Service and worked at the Depot at Newfarm, and remembers driving to Caloundra to servicing the diesel motor.
Thanks also to Graeme Davis, from Lighhouses of Australia who have been digitally recording sections of AMSA’s records. Graeme has provided a number of records relating to Caloundra. I have added a "Research" page for the Lighthouses for them and other items.
Aug 2014 - As part of Fibro Coast, Roger is doing a walking tour of Moffat Beach
May 2014 - Memorably Moffat launch publicity, &
Meridith has sent Manly Council's 2009 catalogue for Summer Days - The Holiday House on the Northern Beaches
April 2014 - The Post WW2 Development on the Coast and Moffat Beach Pilot Study wins a Commendation and is the Regional Project of the Year at the Sunshine Coast Australian Institute of Architects awards. The Project will then go on to the awards at State level. see News
Jury Citation: It is hoped this unique study and website will alert council, architects, building designers, town planners and the general public to the long term advantages in better conservation of post-World War 2 heritage. It provides inspiration for new works and adaptive reuse and a platform to continue recording built history and heritage
Feb 2014 - two projects looking at post WW2 development are receiving press coverage. Fibro Coast is a touring exhibition presenting the artistic, cultural and design story of the humble Fibro beach house, and Memorably Moffat - "The documented heritage study contained in the Sunshine Coast Places website (http://www.sunshinecoastplaces.com.au/ home) establishes the groundwork for this project. The project will further document traditional Caloundra beach houses, the interiors, important features, and associated stories. Each location will be added to a HistoryPin site developed to map the sites and share them more broadly. People associated with Moffat Beach will be interviewed and their stories and memories of these special places will be recorded on film. The film will be launched at an event set in a Moffat Beach backyard. The event will be a 1950s themed celebration and feature a screening of the film, and a story performance"
Happy Valley Bulcock Beach Happy Valley with trawler Golden Beach view of Signal Station
10 Mahia 14 Ngungun architect Gordon Briggs
Jan 2014 Peter Magee gave us information about holidays and growing up in Caloundra, including during world war two. The family had an association with the Gosling family and Bribie lighthouse, as well as the Caloundra lighthouse and keeper Shanahan. They lived at 10 Mahia Tce. See the interview Peter later built at Dicky Beach
Nov 2013 added some examples from Golden Beach
Nov 2013 added a couple of lost examples from Lower Gay Tce and the Devoncourt Flats see also Caloundra
Thanks Col Harper for letting me know about these photos of the Cooma Tce Transit Centre under construction in 1991
51 Lower Gay 53 Lower Gay 53 Minchinton Devoncourt Flats
65 Lower Gay San Jose 67 Lower Gay 69 Lower Gay
15 Warne Vi-Glo 17 Warne Rangitoto photos 24 Warne Bonnie Brae lost 27 Warne lost 32-34 Warne Bonnie Doon lost
Oct 2013 Des Stone from 17 Warne Tce provided some history and photos,
including a photo of Moffat looking north from 15? Russell
Del Pattemore sent a photo of 27 Verney St in 1962, which also located where Linga Longa and a radar station were in Queen St
Added some images of Sam Kelly's 1890's house in Yandina, which is likely to be demolished
Edgewater 1992 Maloja 1940 or 41 Cottontree 1940 or 41 Maloja Ave page Margaret Hunter sent me some photos from 1940-41, of houses in Maloja Ave Caloundra and Cottontree, and I have added some more info on Maloja Ave.
to the 1920s 1930s to 1950s 1960s to 1980s 1990s to now
Working on a timeline for the Caloundra Lighthouses.
June 2013 1950's photos of Vi-Glo from Tori Sampson 15 Warne Tce Caloundra
Nov 2012 - Article in Sunshine Coast Daily about 73 Memorial Av Cottontree
17 Warne 15 Warne 6 Bryce 10 Hume 58 Albert 12 Bryce
Warne Tce - Reg Bulcock's house & "Bonnie Doon" the Signal Station grounding of the "Anro Asia" on Bribie
Oct 2012 - Tony Dyason provided photos including from his home at 39E Arthur St He also clarified that the Edlundhs home was 37 Arthur which enabled me to place photos from Doreen Hall, includes photos of the School. Edlundh was lighthouse keeper from 1897 to 1916, Search "Dyason" - includes views from Warne Tce and of the lighthouses
Places from Moffat Beach
These include lost and modified examples
8 Bennett St 23 Bryce St Kameruka info 8 Bryce + photo in 1989 36 Bryce
6 Bryce + drawings & photos, lost 10 Bryce 26 Bryce Wara Wara 38 Bryce
12 Bryce Chris Byerlee Park veg+historical 13 Buccleuth altered 21 Buccleugh inter war moved
25 Buccleugh 6 Campbell altered 8 Campbell 1989 photo built 1961story 12 Campbell Glideaway
13 Edmund 32 Edmund
7 Grigor late 20th century 11 Grigor 31 Grigor
10 Kingsford Smith 34 Kingsford Smith altered Fig at Kingsford Smith
6 Maltman St North The Lodge 17 Maltman St North
7 McIlwraith 11 McIlwraith
32 McIlwraith lost 28 Nothling 17 Nothling 26 Nothling
48 Nothling 3 Nothling inter war 45 Nothling lost 47 Nothling
8 Rinaldi inter war lost+photos 62 Roderick 24 Roderick Kaptains Quarters 19 Roderick 1988 photo
43 Roderick late 80s photo 36 Roderick "South Pacific" late 80s photo 1 Roderick Urban Retreat 32 Roderick Cquma inter war house relocated
23 Roderick 44 Roderick 19 Russell historical info 13 Russell inter war
5 Russell inter war+post WW2 carport 1 Russell inter war 7 Seaview 9 Seaview
11 Seaview 13 Seaview 42 Seaview post 1940 46 Seaview 1951 photo
Hardie Buzacott Queen of the Colonies 34 Russell
Wildflower Reserve Monument
122 Roderick 78 Nothling modified by architect The Beach The Break
Tooway Creek Moffat Headland
Places from Kings Beach
21 Arthur St 23 Arthur Arkaba 12 Burgess architect Vit Gzell 19&21 Burgess inter war
3 Canberra Tce the Lighthouses 41 Canberra School of Arts lost
50 Edmund Kio 52 Edmund lost photos
10 Mahia built 1939 lost
21 Maltman St Sth Kythera
8 Moreton 16 Moreton Elanora 17 Moreton lost 19 Moreton
20 Moreton 28 Moreton
20 Orvieto Idyl Wood story 22 Orvieto Midyim lost 11 Saltair lost 33 Saltair Bali-Hi
Kathleen McArthur's house
5 Sykes Ave lost Sykes Ave, prototype beach house
Upper Gay Tce
11 Upper Gay 13 Upper Gay Bellissima 16 Upper Gay Pharos 17 Upper Gay
association with Sir Francis Nicklin Lighthouse keeper's cottage 1896 Premier of Queensland 1957-68
18 Upper Gay 19 Upper Gay 20 Upper Gay modified 21 Upper Gay
22 Upper Gay 23 Upper Gay 24 Upper Gay 34 Upper Gay
36 Upper Gay Fairview
11 Verney 27 Verney Wahroonga inter war 33 Verney 40 Verney Westaway Towers
association with Pattemore family Caloundra's first high rise
Places from Caloundra
Emoh Ruo 37 Arthur St lost, photos photos of school & lighthouses from 39E Arthur Edlundh the first keepers retirement home
11 Bombala lost 16 Bombala 21 Bombala 37 Bombala lost
5 Borland lost
4 Bulcock 6 Bulcock
Cominos Drapery 26 Bulcock St photos 77 Bulcock 124 Bulcock Britannia Garage
1 Bowman 61 Bowman 63 Bowman 65 Bowman
approx 54 Canberra lost Cord Surfboards this page (scroll down)
Cooma Tce Transit Centre under construction in 1991
4 Edith 7 Edith 9 Edith
10 Esplanade 16 Esplanade 33 Esplanade Harmony Lodge Flats home of Ma & Pa Bendall photos & story
15 George St South old George St Depot photos
1 Kalinga Presbyterian Church & Hall 20 Kalinga fencepost
21 Leeding 23 Leeding 25 Leeding
27 Leeding 30 Leeding
50 Lower Gay 51 Lower Gay lost 53 Lower Gay lost
Maloja Ave history
? Maloja lost Maloja Edgewater 1992 lost Maloja in 1940 or 41 lost
17 Minchinton 53 Minchinton Devoncourt Flats
5 Nicholls 8 Nicholls
15 Warne Vi-Glo story 17 Warne Rangitoto photos 22 Warne Panorama lost 24 Warne Bonnie Brae lost
27 Warne lost 32 Warne 34? Warne Bonnie Doon lost
Places from Golden Beach
34 Esplanade 36 Esplanade Bendemeer 37 Esplanade 42 Esplanade
45 Esplanade 50 Esplanade 54 Esplanade
126 Esp The Silver Bream lost 129? Esplanade Military Jetty shelter shed
70 Palmer 85 Palmer interior photos 1896 Caloundra Lighthouse at Golden Beach from 1970 to 1999
Bakelite door furniture
Places from Shelly Beach
23 Windsor post WW2 20 Alfred post WW2 22 Alfred 19th century house relocated 67 Edmund post WW2 lost
6 Edridge post WW2
1960s road map of the Coast from Allan Onyett - promotional material from the Tooway Creek Caravan Park