The Local Studies collection is made up of a wide range of resources about the history, culture, environment and development of the Sunshine Coast region from pioneer days to modern times. A variety of formats are held in the collection including books, documents, theses, serials, maps, photographs, audio and newspaper clippings.
The Local Studies collection is available during library open hours and can be searched on the library catalogue.
Local Studies collection highlights
Buderim's Great War effort, 1914-1918 and its living War Memorial
By Helene Cronin
For King and Country Australia's rural communities sent their sons to fight in the "The Great War". Fifty-three lads from the small farming centre of Buderim Mountain, answered the call to arms. Their stories and their sacrifice helped build the nation's character, this is found 100 years later in the volunteers of Buderim's "Living Memorial". This is their story....Lest we forget.
Time & tide : the fisherman's story
By Pamela Faye
Both time and tide are forever changing. The Perren Family were one of the first settlers to build a home on the Maroochy River in the Bli Bli Valley. Vic Perren was born in 1906 and lived to the age of 94, watching many changes come to pass throughout the district.
Gubbi Gubbi bush tucker girl
By Christine Stuart and Susan Clark
The story is about a girl who goes in search for bush tucker food for her family. 'Gubbi Gubbi Bush Tucker Girl' is a Gubbi Gubbi children's language book co-authored by Christine Stuart and Susan Clark and contains ten simple words from the Gubbi Gubbi language.