1985 RACQ Map

It is hoped the site will continue to record a wide range of our local history and heritage places.

Initial focus was around Moffat Beach and Caloundra

The sidebar is organized as per the pre 2008 Noosa and Maroochy Shires and Caloundra City. You can drill down to individual addresses

Or use the search function for streets or subject matter - click for examples

post WW2 +Moffat +"example"


early 21st century



historical photos

inter war



late 20th century






post WW2




view to, view from

water feature

world war two etc

1890s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 1939

The first project for sunshinecoastplaces was in 2011 to investigate post WW2 development, including a pilot study of Moffat Beach

Financed by a grant from the Sunshine Coast Council

see 3 Canberra Tce for the Lighthouses

See our interviews with visitors to the lighthouses

2020 Sale of the lighthouses to Sunshine Coast Council

To Buy The Little Lighthouse

Friends of the Caloundra Lighthouses

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 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

collaboration encouraged

See Roger's website at


February 2021

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

Edmund St Kings Beach

Oct 2018

Hi Roger,

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.

Kind regards,

Jim & Janine Stanley

July 2018 Thanks Ric for your Digital Eyes 360 degree photo of the lighthouses volunteers

Lighthouses media

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

The Little Lighthouse

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

65 Bowman
Signal Station & Auxiliaries Building documentation
Auxiliaries Building documentation
Auxiliaries Building documentation
Auxiliaries Building documentation
Auxiliaries Building documentation

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

Omrah Ave

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

Post WW2 Research
Post WW2 Research
Post WW2 Research

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 ( 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 & Bulcock Beach
Happy Valley & Bulcock Beach

Happy Valley Bulcock Beach Happy Valley with trawler Golden Beach view of Signal Station

Leeding Tce
Kings Beach

Leeding Tce Kings Beach from the Lighthouse carpark

Feb 2014 Neil Dawes gave us some photos, mainly of Happy Valley and Bulcock Beach taken around 1973, 74 & 75. Interview

10 Mahia
14 Ngungun

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

Transit Centre

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"

51 Lower Gay 53 Lower Gay 53 Minchinton Devoncourt Flats

65 Lower Gay "San Jόse"
67 Lower Gay
69 Lower Gay

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.

15 Warne

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

28 Nothling 11 Mcilwraith 10 Wilson 41 Wilson

May 2013 Susan Schmidt provided images of a number of places which she has painted.

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 Edmond
32 Edmund

13 Edmund 32 Edmund

2 Gladstone

2 Gladstone

7 Grigor late 20th century 11 Grigor 31 Grigor

34 Kingsford Smith "Melaleuca"
Fig Tree at the eastern end of Kingsford Smith

10 Kingsford Smith 34 Kingsford Smith altered Fig at Kingsford Smith

6 Maltman St North "The Lodge"
17 Maltman St North

6 Maltman St North The Lodge 17 Maltman St North

7 McIlwraith 11 McIlwraith

13 McIlwraith lost 14 McIlwraith lost+photos 15 McIlwraith Seasongs 26 McIlwraith

32 McIlwraith lost 28 Nothling 17 Nothling 26 Nothling

48 Nothling 3 Nothling inter war 45 Nothling lost 47 Nothling

31 Queen

31 Queen

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

Moffat Beach (the beach)
Moffat surf break

122 Roderick 78 Nothling modified by architect The Beach The Break

Tooway Creek
Moffat Headland

Tooway Creek Moffat Headland

Places from Kings Beach

12 Burgess

21 Arthur St 23 Arthur Arkaba 12 Burgess architect Vit Gzell 19&21 Burgess inter war

41 Canberra former School of Arts

3 Canberra Tce the Lighthouses 41 Canberra School of Arts lost

50 Edmund "Kio"
52 Edmund

50 Edmund Kio 52 Edmund lost photos

10 Mahia

10 Mahia built 1939 lost

21 Maltman St Sth Kythera

8 Moreton Pde
16 Moreton "Elanora"
17 Moreton
19 Moreton

8 Moreton 16 Moreton Elanora 17 Moreton lost 19 Moreton

20 Moreton

20 Moreton 28 Moreton

31 Moreton Pde Pacific Court 35 Moreton Pde 37 Moreton Pde Sea Gate 39 Moreton Pde

22 Orvieto "Midyim" Kathleen McArthur's House

20 Orvieto Idyl Wood story 22 Orvieto Midyim lost 11 Saltair lost 33 Saltair Bali-Hi

Kathleen McArthur's house

5 Sykes
Sykes Ave

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

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
21 Upper Gay

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

22 Upper Gay 23 Upper Gay 24 Upper Gay 34 Upper Gay

36 Upper Gay "Fairview"

36 Upper Gay Fairview

11 Verney
27 Verney "Wahroonga"
33 Verney
40 Verney "Westaway Towers"

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

39E Arthur

Emoh Ruo 37 Arthur St lost, photos photos of school & lighthouses from 39E Arthur Edlundh the first keepers retirement home

37 Bombala

11 Bombala lost 16 Bombala 21 Bombala 37 Bombala lost

5 Borland

5 Borland lost

4 Bulcock "Besties Snack Bar"
6 Bulcock

4 Bulcock 6 Bulcock

77 Bulcock old Council Chambers

Cominos Drapery 26 Bulcock St photos 77 Bulcock 124 Bulcock Britannia Garage

1 Bowman
61 Bowman
63 Bowman
65 Bowman

1 Bowman 61 Bowman 63 Bowman 65 Bowman

10 Burwah

10 Burwah

54 Canberra

approx 54 Canberra lost Cord Surfboards this page (scroll down)

Transit Centre

Cooma Tce Transit Centre under construction in 1991

4 Edith
7 Edith
9 Edith

4 Edith 7 Edith 9 Edith

10 Esplanade
16 Esplanade
33 Esplanade Bulcock Beach, was "Harmony Lodge"

10 Esplanade 16 Esplanade 33 Esplanade Harmony Lodge Flats home of Ma & Pa Bendall photos & story

15 George St South
George St Depot

15 George St South old George St Depot photos

Cnr Kalinga & Ormuz, Presbyterian Church & Hall
20 Kalinga

1 Kalinga Presbyterian Church & Hall 20 Kalinga fencepost

21 Leeding
23 Leeding
25 Leeding

21 Leeding 23 Leeding 25 Leeding

27 Leeding
30 Leeding

27 Leeding 30 Leeding

50 Lower Gay
51 Lower Gay
53 Lower Gay

50 Lower Gay 51 Lower Gay lost 53 Lower Gay lost

Maloja Ave

Maloja Ave history

? Maloja
36? Maloja "Watermark" was "Edgewater"
32? Maloja

? Maloja lost Maloja Edgewater 1992 lost Maloja in 1940 or 41 lost

1 Mary

1 Mary

17 Minchinton
53 Minchinton "Devoncourt Flats"

17 Minchinton 53 Minchinton Devoncourt Flats

5 Nicholls
8 Nicholls

5 Nicholls 8 Nicholls

3 Ormuz

3 Ormuz

Oronsay Av
9 Oronsay Ave "Texas"
11? Oronsay

Oronsay Ave 9 Oronsay Texas 11?

48 Queen 50 Queen 52 Queen Hi-Vues

27 Orsova

11 Osterley

28 Suller 16 Third Ave

48 Queen
27 Orsova
11 Osterley
28 Suller
16 Third
50 Queen
52 Queen "Hi-Vues"
22 Warne Tce "Panorama"

15 Warne Vi-Glo story 17 Warne Rangitoto photos 22 Warne Panorama lost 24 Warne Bonnie Brae lost

32 Warne

27 Warne lost 32 Warne 34? Warne Bonnie Doon lost

Places from Golden Beach

sunshine coast places

2 Cook St

10 Esplanade 27 Esplanade Lighthouse 32 Esplanade Boondi lost 33 Esplanade Chinthe

10 Esplanade Golden Beach
27 Esplanade
32 Esplanade Golden Beach
33 Esplanade Golden Beach
34 Esplanade
36 Esplanade
37 Esplanade
42 Esplanade

34 Esplanade 36 Esplanade Bendemeer 37 Esplanade 42 Esplanade

45 Esplanade Golden Beach
50 Esplanade
54 Esplanade

45 Esplanade 50 Esplanade 54 Esplanade

126 Esplanade "The Silver Bream"
129 Esplanade
Military Jetty shelter shed

126 Esp The Silver Bream lost 129? Esplanade Military Jetty shelter shed

6 Kennedy

6 Kennedy

74 Landsborough
80 Landsborough "Wyaloo"
96 Landsborough

74 Landsborough 80 Landsborough Wyaloo 96 Landsborough

83 Nelson Bell-Rose 15 Oxley Lazy Days

83 Nelson
15 Oxley "Lazy Days"
70 Palmer
85 Palmer
Chronological Images 1960s to 1980s
Chronological Images 1990s to now

70 Palmer 85 Palmer interior photos 1896 Caloundra Lighthouse at Golden Beach from 1970 to 1999

8 Wills

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