Get the news of the past 50 years on show

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DID you know the Sun­shine Coast was orig­i­nally called the Near North Coast? Or, that four men and a cat trav­elled from Ecuador to the Sun­shine Coast on a man-made raft? Or, that in 1967 a three-bedroom house in Kawana Wa­ters cost $9700?

These sto­ries and more are on show in the News­mak­ers Ex­hi­bi­tion at the Lands­bor­ough Mu­seum as part of the 50th An­niver­sary of the Nam­ing of the Sun­shine Coast cel­e­bra­tions.

Sun­shine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson, who per­formed the open­ing last week, said the ex­hi­bi­tion was a great op­por­tu­nity to show­case our Coast’s unique his­tory.

“Some of these events have cat­a­pulted us onto the world stage, oth­ers have tugged at the heart­strings of the na­tion and oth­ers have demon­strated our re­lent­less com­mu­nity spirit,” he said.

The ex­hi­bi­tion will run un­til Septem­ber 2018 and fea­tures a range of dis­plays high­light­ing no­table events that have oc­curred on the Sun­shine Coast over the past 50 years.

Port­fo­lio Coun­cil­lor for the Arts and Her­itage Rick Baberowski ac­knowl­edged the work of the vol­un­teers who helped pull the event to­gether.

“Con­grat­u­la­tions to the new vol­un­teer man­age­ment team. Be­tween them, they have dozens of years’ ex­pe­ri­ence and they have ded­i­cated hun­dreds of hours of their time to en­sure events like these come to fruition,” he said.

“It’s not an easy task, but their ded­i­ca­tion to their com­mu­nity and their pas­sion for pro­mot­ing the role and value of our re­gion’s her­itage en­sures fu­ture gen­er­a­tions have a real un­der­stand­ing of our back story.”

The ex­hi­bi­tion costs $10 for adults, $9 for a con­ces­sion and $3 for chil­dren (un­der 15 free).

For more in­for­ma­tion, search The News­mak­ers Ex­hi­bi­tion on Face­book or visit sun­shinecoast.qld. gov.au/fifty.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

ON DIS­PLAY: Events like the News­mak­ers Ex­hi­bi­tion show off the ex­tent and qual­ity of the Lands­bor­ough Mu­seum’s col­lec­tion, said Cr Rick Baberowski.

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