History

The Beenleigh Boaties’ Rum Tale

The infamous Walrus was engaged in cane crushing, and sugar, molasses and rum production around the rivers of southeast Queensland during the years from 1865

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Message In A Bottle: From Yesterday To Today

There’s something so alluring about the idea of finding an old bottle washed up on a shore containing a loving or cryptic message that could

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The McLaren’s Legacy

Iconic Gold Coast landmarks, such as Mariner’s Cove and South Stradbroke Island, are well known by locals and tourists alike. But little can be said

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The Pirate Code

Since man began setting sail to sea, members of the crew and the vessel officers drafted many different kinds of “handshake deals” – concerning pay,

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Rise of the Nerang River People

The 100-year history of the first settlers along the Nerang River was focused around the development of cotton and sugar plantations at the river in

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Mr Cavill: Restoring Yachts

Many Queenslanders will know the Cavill name from both the iconic Cavill Avenue in Surfers Paradise, and Cav’s Steakhouse in Labrador. However, just how many

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The Saltwater Story

A land bridge connected Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island) to Kombumerri country (Southport) and Goories also came in canoes to Minjerribah trading bunya for eugarie, amongst other

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Water Ski Show – Surfers Paradise Gardens

“My family owned a farm in Carrara on what is today the Emerald Lakes Golf Club and the Plateau Cres hill,” begins Jack Birmingham. “One

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Australia’s Treasures – Museum of the Sea

Just a stone’s throw south of the NSW border lie the Chinderah Bay Antiques & Seafaring Museum and its treasure trove of historical nautical items.

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99 Years on Straddie

Retired surgeon, Charles Roe, celebrates his 99th birthday on 14 February 2018. For him, it has been a life-long love affair with South Stradbroke’s idyllic

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