The Sunshine Coast is not just a tourist destination, it is a region that has families who live, work and raise their children here and have been doing so since the Europeans first started pushing their way into here in the 1820's and the Aboriginals who had inhabited here for thousands of years prior to that.
History is People! We want your stories to make the history of the Sunshine Coast a 'personal' interest.
Many of us have have wonderful gems of information at home and around us that we did not even know about or realise the significance of. A perfect example of that is in my family. Over a decade ago, my grandmother (Nan) was taken to the Delaney's Creek State School Centenary and came home with a book which had a history of the school and it's surrounding district. We had no idea that my family had actually played a part in the history of this area, both my Nan and my father attended this school, though Nan was a long time ago in 1911 and that her family the 'Powers' had lived in the area, raised a family and contributed to the district since the 1890's.
We totally commend the committee at Delaney's Creek State School for producing this book, Delaney's Creek State School Centenary 1892-1992' as not only was it great reading, but it gave myself and others in my family a wonderful sense of history and belonging in this area, not to mention taught us a lot we did not know.
How many of you have gems like this at home? Or visit a restaurant and dine with History all around you? Maybe heard tales about certain districts? The Sunshine Coast is a fascinating place, and our children deserve to know more about it then just who explored where, and the standard history available. Help us bring our history alive by telling us your stories, we would love to put them up here and share them with others here on the coast...
Got something to contribute? contact Noely with your stories on:
phone: 07-5455-4832 or fax: 07-5455-4831