Dicky Beach

ship, shipwreck, maritime

SS Dicky Timeline

Wreck of the "Dicky" May 1960 photo courtesy Margaret Clarkson

Sept 2015 - I have started the

SS Dicky timeline

The Friends of the Caloundra Lighthouses would like to acknowledge the Everyone's Environment Grant from the State Government, which funded the Heritage Impact Report and Conservation Management Plan, & administered by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council. The grant has also funded the SS Dicky Timeline. If you have any photographs and stories we are keen to hear from you.

A seven minute video published on Oct 7 by the Sunshine Coast Council, 2015122 years after it ran aground on the beach named after it, the visible remains of the SS Dicky began their final journey on 30 July 2015. An interpretive display featuring salvaged parts of the shipwreck as well as images and stories of local people will become a new feature of the Dicky Beach landscape.

2015 Greg Gardner Photography for the Sunshine Coast Council

Dicky Beach, detail from Caloundra aerial photo 1940 courtesy DERM

shows the Tooway Creek Bridge built 1937, Sir Leslie & Lady Wilson's house with servants quarters, & two houses built by Elks & Sudlow in 1939, both on Wilson Ave, and "Semloh" on Beerburrum St facing north to the circled wreck

Built by Holmes, Semloh was Holmes spelt backwards.

World war two military camp and network of tracks

association with

See the interview with Tony Smith whose dad bought a block on Bell St - talks about street names, getting to Dicky Beach, building a house

"Semloh" with military activity, photo courtesy Janice Stieler nee Holmes

1893 Meteorologist, Indigo Jones of Crohamhurst near Peachester recorded Australia’s highest rainfall within a 24 hour period, resulting in the flood. The Great Flood of 1893 caused much hardship and chaos in Brisbane town and the surrounding areas. The cyclone that brought the rain caused considerable flooding as run off met king tides. On 4 February, the S. S. Dicky was caught in the blinding weather in the tail of the cyclone and blown onto the beach by the stern between present day Tooway and Currimundi Creeks. Captain James Beattie stayed on board, while his crew sough shelter at Wilson’s Guesthouse, Sea Glint. sourced from Amanda Wilson's Timeline, courtesy Sunshine Coast Libraries


Ballinger Beach

Ballinger Beach Amenities

Roger Todd Architect

2B Cooroora

2B Cooroora 14 Cooroora altered

1 Crees Pde 2001 photo 3 Crees Lakeside Flats lost

Lower Neill St

Lower Neill St "The Rock Shelf"


2 Mackay St lost 3 Mackay

14 Ngungun
15 Ngungun
13 Ngungun "Solar"
11 Ngungun

14 Ngungun 15 Ngungun 13 Ngungun Solar 11 Ngungun

7 Ngungun
6 Ngungun

9 Ngungun 6 Ngungun

14 Rooke

14 Rooke St John Kershaw architect

40 Tinbeerwah

40 Timbeerwah

Wilson Ave 41 Wilson Ave 2003 photo 43 Wilson