ne of my earliest memories is sitting with my family under Burleigh’s iconic Norfolk pines. The chorus of lorikeets returning to roost fills the air. My sister and I swoop like seagulls on our fishand-chip picnic, licking salt from burnt fingers, before Dad can heave himself from his fold-up chair. Those southern sentinels feel like they’ve been there forever, so I was surprised to learn the original saplings were transported from Sydney, planted by a local family in 1934. There’s nothing more satisfying than devouring a good mystery … true tales are the most delicious. Our feature story (p8-9) is equal parts history and mystery. Even in this age of information, so much of our local lore remains unwritten. Thanks to Nook’s Marcus Wilkins for his part in redressing that balance by tracking down the artist behind the Burleigh Pavilion mural. Let us know if you have anything to add to the case files.