9 Darby Ivo Rooke Park

association with Ivo Rooke, wreck of the Dicky, Sir Thomas McIlwraith, Mr & Mrs John Wilson, Lord Lamington, 1880s example historical

1888 Sea Glint opened on a ridge overlooking present day Moffat Beach. During this time Sir Thomas McIllwraith Premier of Queensland was a regular visitor to Sea Glint on the shore of Tooway Lake or Wilson’s Lake as it was then known. He was so charmed with the place he had a telephone line connected from Caboolture to the guesthouse so he could keep in touch with his colleagues. More information

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.

Both quotes from Caloundra Timeline by Amanda Wilson

A building can be seen on this site in the 1940 aerial photo, 75176 Run 9, courtesy Qld Dept Environment &Resource Management