Chronological Images 1930s to 1950s

1930c View from lighthouse Sunday Mail

1933 Keepers cottage, Rapkins family & friends. courtesy Prue Deckert nee Rapkins

Eric Rapkins Gallipoli Diary

1933 Queenslander 20 July Letters from Little Readers

1937 or later.

1938 In 2017, Mr Harold Richardson reported the house on the NE corner of Maltman St and Arthur was owned by Keith Arnott of Arnott's Biscuits


still working on these broken links ...

1940 Lighthouse with signal flags courtesy Prue Deckert nee Rapkins

1940 with Louise McHugh's notes, association with Fred & Norma Bick

1940 Lighthouse with signal flags courtesy Prue Deckert nee Rapkins

1940 aerial photo courtesy DERM

1940s Phil Shanahan, son of the Keeper is at front left

1941 Chance Brothers Arrangement of 4th Order Double Flashing Optical Apparatus for Cape Wickham

1941 Chance Brothers Arrangement of 4th Order Double Flashing Optical Apparatus

1942 Caloundra's new Chance Brothers 250mm revolving lens on test in Melbourne,

courtesy Ian Clifford, Lighthouses of Australia

1941 Caloundra's first Naval base, courtesy Donna Cannon - Facebook - Coast Locals - then & now March 9 2015

1943 photo from near the Lighthouse showing Dingle Ave, Strand Theatre & Bombala Tce, courtesy Desley Waterfield.

Kozy Kot was on the corner of Orama Ave and Bombala Terrace

1944 painting of lighthouse by Harriet Mills McKay

1944-06 Coastal Artillery relieved of responsibility, Mr Powell is Lighthouse and Navigation Services representative, researched by Dr Brian Sinclair

Subject: Caloundra Lighthouse.

Date: 26 February 2013 4:02:57 PM AEST

Hi Trevor,

Just to remind you about the caretaker of Caloundra between about 1946 to 1952. He was my grandfather and his name was Walter Goode Vernon POWELL.

He lived in (lower) Gay Terrace and I can remember the alarm bell in the house if the power went off.

I hope to get down there one weekend to have a look around and meet you and the others.


John Campbell

see 27 Lower Gay

1946-10 sale of cottage, researched by Dr Brian Sinclair

1948 part of panorama courtesy John Groves

1950 fence to allow Landsborough Shire Council to use north end as a reserve on lease, researched by Dr Brian Sinclair

1950s Tourist Brochure courtesy Sunshine Coast Libraries

Undated - Davenport, Winifred. Harbours & Marine - Port and Harbour Development in Queensland from 1824 to 1985

Queensland Government Dept H&M 1986

1950s postcard showing the first generator building and the red sector

1950s windscreen transfer, courtesy Allan Onyett

1950s old lighthouse postcard from Ian Davidson

1950s or 60s

1951 Lighthouse courtesy Doreen Hall

1952 Kanimbla incident on Bray Rocks Caloundra, maritime, shipwreck, extract from Sunday Mail article

1952 Caloundra Lighthouse & 18 Upper Gay Tce courtesy Michael Goodwin. "Photo from my box Brownie camera days. I think it dates from 1952 when I was eleven and had my first camera, a prized possession (which I had to share with the rest of the family)"

1950? Landsborough Shire Council Logo showing Lighthouse courtesy Landsborough Museum

1959 Cliff Raddatz‎ to Caloundra - history and reminiscing 2015 November 3 at 8-57am

Found this old Caloundra State School patch probably 1959 vintage printed on felt

1959c Fiona & Peter at Caloundra courtesy Peter Marquis-Kyle