Get the news of the past 50 years on show
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.
ON DISPLAY: Events like the Newsmakers Exhibition show off the extent and quality of the Landsborough Museum’s collection, said Cr Rick Baberowski.