Dip into local history at free presentation
Beerwah Branch Library will host a special free presentation, 'Dip Into History', on October 4, featuring photographs and stories of Caloundra City in times past.
Caloundra City Mayor Don Aldous said the presentation would be made by Maureen Glover and John Stitt, authors of 'From Slab Hut to City', a book which traces the history of our local region.
"I'm delighted that Caloundra City libraries host events such as these which always generate a lot of interest in our community,'' Cr Aldous said.
"From Slab Hut to City tells the story of this region from the times of the traditional owners, the Gubbi Gubbi, through to modern times.''
John, a retired school-teacher from the Blue Mountains, and Maureen, a life-long resident of Caloundra City, are both members of the Shire of Landsborough Historical Society and volunteers at Landsborough Museum.
They have researched the stories that lie behind the names of Caloundra City's settlements, creeks and roads - stories of the people, industries and events that have shaped the City.
Their presentation is on Wednesday, October 4, at 2pm at the Beerwah Branch Library, Peachester Road, Beerwah. It is a free talk and afternoon tea, but bookings are essential. Call the library on 5494 0221.
Copies of "Slab Hut to City" and other books about local history will be for sale at the event.
The little stone house at the "Dip".
Many locals will remember the traffic hazard called "The Dip" on the Old Gympie Road. Next to the "Dip" was a little stone house. Both have disappeared into history but we wonder if the story that the house was once a "house of ill repute" is true or just someone's wishful thinking.
The Singing of the Saws.
I wonder how many of the people who grew up in this area remember doing their school lessons to the singing of the saws or the honk of the car horn. (The phone was connected to a car horn in many mills so it could be heard above the saws.)