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    Backward Glance – 100 years on, the proud tradition of Kenilworth Show lives on
    • Friday 20 September 2019
    2019 marks the 100th anniversary since the first Kenilworth Show was staged. The first annual exhibition of the Kenilworth Pastoral Agricultural Horticultural and Industrial Society was held on the river flats of the Sharry property in the locality now known as Gheerulla on Tuesday 25 November 1919.
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    Nominate a local legend for a Sunshine Coast Australia Day Award
    • Wednesday 18 September 2019
    Do you know someone doing great work in our community who deserves recognition? Nominations are now open for the 2020 Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards.
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    Backward Glance: In his own words – Lawrence Drinkwater, The Battle of Long Tan
    • Thursday 12 September 2019
    Looking back to an afternoon in August 1966, in South Vietnam, we remember and honour the 108 young and mostly inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers who fought for their lives in a rubber plantation, four kilometres east of Nui Dat, against an enemy force of 2,500 battle hardened Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers.
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    Be sure to have your say on council’s proposal to preserve heritage
    • Wednesday 11 September 2019
    Council is making the final call for community feedback on protecting and managing local heritage. Make sure you have your say.
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    Backward Glance - Tourist Attractions
    • Thursday 05 September 2019
    The Sunshine Coast is one of Australia’s prime tourist destinations. Over the years there have been many tourist attractions for visitors and locals to explore.
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    Backward Glance – Tales from the field
    • Wednesday 28 August 2019
    Rugby league has a rich history on the Sunshine Coast. Looking back over the past 100 years, it has grown exceptionally since a Monday night in early March 1920 when the North Coast Rugby Union committee met to discuss the upcoming season and came to the momentous decision to adopt the ‘new game’ for the following season.
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    Backward Glance – Significant sites and buildings on the Sunshine Coast
    • Friday 23 August 2019
    To coincide with the release of Sunshine Coast Council’s proposed planning scheme amendment for historic cultural heritage, this week’s Backward Glance showcases some of our local heritage places and character areas.
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    Planning scheme amendment proposed to preserve heritage
    • Wednesday 21 August 2019
    Dating back to the 1940s, the quaint little Maroochy River boathouses jetties of Bradman Avenue have become an iconic part of our Sunshine Coast's rich history. The five boathouse jetties are direct links with the Coast's past, which is why council is proposing a planning scheme amendment to protect and manage these and other local heritage places and character areas.
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    Planning scheme amendment proposed to preserve heritage
    • Wednesday 21 August 2019
    As our region continues to grow, it is more important than ever to preserve our historical sites. Visit council’s website for a full copy of the proposed amendment, supporting information, online mapping and details on how to make a submission before September 16.
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    Backward Glance – Oyster gatherers of the Pumicestone Passage
    • Thursday 15 August 2019
    You may not know that the little township of Donnybrook, situated on the western shore of Pumicestone Passage, was once called Little Caloundra.