History

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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The highs of a charter boat

The boating life cannot be more glamorous than running a Sydney luxury charter boat business in the 70’s and the 80’s. Rony Kennedy shares what

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The Stradbroke Island Galleon

“Is it a lost Portuguese or Spanish exploration ship, a caravel or carrack? Or is it the wreck a Mexican treasure galleon, a Manila Galleon,

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Book Review: Reflections on a Lost Island

Book Author: Lindy Salter Reviewed by: Patrick Molnar Back in the early days, the area covering Jacobs Well, Calypso Bay, Cabbage Tree Point, Norwell, Woongoolba,

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