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    Backward Glance – Remembrance Day, a bridge across time
    • Wednesday 06 November 2019
    Remembrance Day, November 11 each year, is the day we remember and pay tribute to our Australian soldiers, sailors, airmen and airwomen who did not return home from their service for our country. It’s the day the Great War armistice was signed, 101 years ago.
  • 2019 Queensland Heritage Awards
    Bankfoot House awarded again
    • Wednesday 06 November 2019
    Bankfoot House, the Sunshine Coast’s heritage listed house museum, has received two High Commendation awards at the prestigious 2019 Queensland Heritage Awards.
  • nambour museum, heritage grants
    What number please?
    • Thursday 31 October 2019
    Do you remember the days of the telephone exchange? Soon you will be able to step back in time at Nambour Museum to see a new display reminiscent of an early Post Office and Telephone Exchange thanks to Sunshine Coast Council’s latest round of Heritage Levy grants.
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    Backward Glance – Trials and tribulations of a pioneering bank manager
    • Wednesday 30 October 2019
    This is a tale about the perseverance and determination of one pioneer bank manager, Mr Arthur Bennett.
  • heritage calendar, heritage levy, cultural heritage
    Start planning your 2020 with the new heritage calendar
    • Wednesday 30 October 2019
    Caloundra’s first kindergarten class, children chewing sugar cane and the 1931 Cotton Tree sand garden competition are just some of the iconic images making an appearance in the Fond Memories: Celebrating people, places and childhood fun, 2020 Cultural Heritage Calendar - available now.
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    Backward Glance – Hotels on the Sunshine Coast
    • Wednesday 23 October 2019
    In the early days, most Australian country towns and small settlements boasted a hotel, often two or more. They offered lodging to travellers and sometimes to permanent residents, as well as provided food and beverages to customers. Across the Sunshine Coast there are many hotels – here are some of their stories.
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    Milne Park a place to enjoy for generations to come
    • Wednesday 16 October 2019
    A pristine pocket of Sunshine Coast parkland will remain in safe hands for generations to come.
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    Backward Glance – 130 years of memories, fellowship and joy at Peachester Hall
    • Wednesday 16 October 2019
    On Saturday 26 October, Peachester locals will welcome the community to join them in celebrating their district’s history with the 130th Anniversary of the Peachester Community Hall and the opening of the Peachester Heritage Centre.
  • bankfoot house symposium
    What does it take to build a community?
    • Monday 14 October 2019
    Buildings help to tell the story of our cultural heritage and our growth as a community over time. From homes and schools to community halls, our built heritage can reveal a lot about our past, a topic that will be discussed in detail at the Built Heritage Symposium on November 1.
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    Backward Glance - Post Offices of Yesteryear
    • Thursday 10 October 2019
    In the pioneering days of the Sunshine Coast the postal service provided the main and often the only means of communication. Transport was slow and arduous and before the telegraph and telephone developed, the arrival of mail brought a welcome reprieve to what was for many a hard and isolated existence.