SS Dicky

An iron-hulled steamer, driven ashore at Caloundra during a cyclone in 1893

SS Dicky

The SS Dicky was an iron-hulled steamer, driven ashore at Caloundra during a cyclone in 1893. A number of efforts were made to re-float the Dicky but on each occasion it beached and was eventually abandoned.

On 18 June 2015 council endorsed the long term strategy for the wreck which includes:

  • removal of the exposed stern, starboard and port ribs
  • ongoing management of loose pieces as the wreck breaks up into the future
  • main portion of the wreck to remain insitu
  • delivery of a wreck interpretive display as part of a greater open space landscape plan for the area
  • conserve remaining removed pieces
  • creation of a short film and mobile display that documents the community connection of the historic shipwreck to the area.

On Thursday 30 July exposed elements of the SS Dicky was removed from the beach. Council recognises the iconic status of the SS Dicky and proposes to relocate the wreck to the open space of the Dicky Beach precinct and capture appropriate elements to display and interpret. More information about the SS Dicky Strategy.

Sunshine Coast Council acknowledges the Sunshine Coast Country, home of the Kabi Kabi peoples and the Jinibara peoples, the Traditional Custodians, whose lands and waters we all now share.
We commit to working in partnership with the Traditional Custodians and the broader First Nations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) community to support self-determination through economic and community development.
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