Historical Whitsundays calendar to be launched
A PHOTOGRAPHIC calendar that traces the history of Airlie Beach will be launched at the Whitsunday Sailing Club tomorrow.
Producer/publisher Dale Hell will launch the Airlie Beach: As it was 2015 Calendar alongside Councillor Jan Clifford at 7.30pm and said everyone was welcome to come along.
Ms Hell last year published a book titled ‘Pioneers of Airlie Beach Volume I’, and said her calendar followed on from the book.
Strangely, it was the Yeppoon Historical Society who asked Ms Hell to put together the calendar.
“One of the people who was inolved in [the historical society] has units in Airlie Beach and he suggested I publish a calendar because the book was so successful,” she said.
The Calendar takes in a grand sweep of historical local scenes, spanning from the 1930’s through to the 1980’s and will be available for purchase on the night.
“Some businesses that are still operating or were operating or started in those years are represented in the photos,” Ms Hell said.
Ms Hell, who has lived in Airlie Beach for 36 years, said the calendar was very nostalgic.
“I just think that Airlie’s developed so rapidly and so wonderfully and it’s nice to have the photos,” Ms Hell said.
Work on the calendar began in early October and Ms Hell wished to thank all 12 sponsors for their sup- port. Ms Hell said the calendars will be selling for $10 each from retail outlets throughout Airlie Beach and Cannonvale and would make excellent Christmas presents.
With the calendar out of the way, Ms Hell has her sights set on publishing a second volume of the Pioneers of Airlie Beach early in the new year.