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Place Main Beach, Theme History and Development Pioneers Identities and Family Stories. Author Mrs V Menge, Back in 1934 my father helped build the Main Beach Surf Pavilion We camped. nearby Although under age I insisted on attending Southport State School Older. boys led me there via the old wooden Jubilee Bridge In early 1940s we staged. our night films at the house of my mother s bridesmaid and husband Their boys. escorted me to see old Southport Pier picture theatre. At Main Beach Fred Lang took many photos of us in our bathing costumes and. Johnny Patterson used to spray us with his Vita Tan coconut oil Many a time. he drove us around on joy rides in his large silver vintage car from France I had. Camping at Main Beach circa 1925, a camel ride on the beach and we used to buy mullet from Fishermans nets My Image courtesy of Gold Coast City Council Local Studies Library. father and I fished at The Spit where we caught flathead and bream with bait we. dug up with our heels in the sand I remember a small light plane landed on Main. We were accompanied by sand crabs crawling over our rugs at the radio concerts. held at night In the late 1940s we came from Brisbane alternate weekends to stay. in a shack my parents bought and made jam from pie melons growing in the front. of the property One night my parents had to take me to the lifesaving pavilion. where my sand fly bites were treated and I was told to dab a mixture of baking. soda and water on them to get some sleep Mangroves attracted the blighters at. the swamp at the rear, For financial reasons my parents were forced to sell this property My father. Southport Life Savers circa 1930s, had in mind to build there eventually In 1978 when my husband and I were Image courtesy of Gold Coast City Council Local Studies Library.
Gold Coast City Council Southport stories 61 Community tales submitted for the Southport Heritage Walk 2009. looking for flats as an investment with one for us to live in on the premises the first place we were shown was the aforementioned. property my parents once owned which then had a not too promising block of flats on the land right up there to the street which. we did not bother to inspect The asking price was 85 000 We ended up buying a home unit and a home at Southport and a. home unit at Surfers Paradise and another home unit at Main Beach when house sold at Southport and then bought a house at. Burleigh Waters sold that and then bought my present residence Elanora. Gold Coast City Council Southport stories 62 Community tales submitted for the Southport Heritage Walk 2009. Place Southport Surf Club,Theme Heritage Places WWII. Author George Mills, During the War the lookout on the top floor of the Southport Surf. Club at Main Beach was manned 24 hours a day by the V D C. Voluntary Defence Corp The lookout was an ideal place to see and. report any unwelcome activity i e Japanese warships Fortunately this. didn t happen the defeat of the Japanese ships in the Coral Sea battle. turned the tide very decidedly,Main Beach Bathing Pavilion circa 1936. Image courtesy of Gold Coast City Council Local Studies Library. Gold Coast City Council Southport stories 63 Community tales submitted for the Southport Heritage Walk 2009. Place My Southport Memories, Theme History and Development Pioneers Identities and Family Stories. Author Neville D Milne, My parents Don Sandy and Dot MILNE moved to Southport after my sister.
Betty was born in September 1931 They both worked hard as Dad worked. at Slinker s Garage as a mechanic and also had the motor car distribution. agency for the Hudson Terraplanes Our family car was a Durant which Mum. drove as the local taxi in between rearing 3 children Apart from that I recall. helping Dad build his glider on the verandah Each of us had our jobs to. do Dad was the designer and builder Mum sewed the canvas around the. wings and tail and I had to make the wooden struts for them Another of the. gliders we built was a Twin Tail and we took it down onto the beach near. the Life Saving Club as that is where Dad used to take off from A bad storm. Aeroplane on Main Beach Southport circa 1920s, came with very high seas and it washed the glider out to sea I can t recall if it Image courtesy of John Oxley Library State Library of Queensland. was ever retrieved but it was obviously interesting enough for the newspaper. to mention it, Dad was quite well known in the mid 1930s apart from his being an avid glider he held the 1933 World Primary Glider record he. also took the first air mail letters from Southport to Brisbane on the glider with him He was the MC for the dances at the Savoy Hall. and he even beat Gordon KNIGHT in the roller skating competition held in the Pier Pavilion Apart from the pictures being shown. there it very popular place of other amusements, Southport even had its own Gliding Club and amongst the members were Gordon KNIGHT Eileen Margaret SPILLER better known. as Billy and Doug HENDERSON, I can t recall the name of the street we lived in but to get to the house one had to go over the railway crossing to the top of the hill. The house was rented from Jackie SKELTON the local butcher and our neighbour was Mrs O Shea. Gold Coast City Council Southport stories 64 Community tales submitted for the Southport Heritage Walk 20098. Place My Southport Memories, Theme History and Development Pioneers Identities and Family Stories.
Author Neville D Milne, I started school in Southport around 1932 and my first teacher was Mrs Chalmers next year it was Miss MADAM I recall Betty. Catling sat beside me that year wonder if she is still alive too By 3rd class I had the never to be forgotten Miss BURNS The. boy behind me was playing up and she was sure it was me Author s aside must have been the only time he wasn t in trouble. so she gave me 2 cuts on the hand I kept telling her that it wasn t me but she refused to believe me It just so happens that she. drove a little old Baby Austin to school so I went down when nobody was around and let down her front tyres That fixed her little. red wagon Back to the teachers I recall the Headmaster was Mr Hibbard and his offsider that we called Mr Three Es I have. since been told that it was probably Mr E Ebbeston He married another teacher and all of us kids got out and banged drums and. yahooed and made quite a lot of noise which we all thoroughly enjoyed. I recall Mr Melrose who owned a bullock wagon he used to load it with logs and drive them down through the streets to the saw. mill which was almost opposite the old power station He had a son Hugh Melrose who was a really good Rugby League player and. ended up playing in Brisbane for the North s Devils. Our parents were into surfing and they made friends with many of the local Lifesavers the ones that come to mind were Garry. GERRUDE soundexed Cliff Juddy NAPPER and Charlie BUCKLEY They had a Lifesaving Club House over towards The Spit. unfortunately it was knocked down during a cyclone in May 1936 The lifesavers really impressed me and because of this years. later I joined a SLS Club down in NSW, We didn t stay long in Southport as in November 1936 Dad left for Hong Kong to work as Director of the Technical College at Kai. Tak Aerodrome training Aeronautical Engineers and in March 1937 we all joined him To this day I recall how our time in Southport. was very special to me it must have had an impact for me to remember it so long. Gold Coast City Council Southport stories 65 Community tales submitted for the Southport Heritage Walk 2009. Place Various places,Theme Pioneers Identities and Family Stories. Author Herbert Morris, Bert Morris settled in Southport April 1946 Bert Remembers the first Motel first high rise construction of canal estates theatres. peer Regent Savoy the clock in Nerang Street The Jubilee Bridge the flying boat landing on the Broadwater the steam train. unloading the circus and the many cyclones,Bert s occupations were varied including.
Assistant to piano tuner Chess club president,Paper boy shop assistant Care taker tennis court. Van salesman bread carter Master mason,Penciler to bookmaker Justice of the Peace. Well digger,Market gardener,Bee keeper, Candle maker Southport Pier and Picture Theatre circa 1940s. Image courtesy of Gold Coast City Council Local Studies Library. Land developer,Naming Nevenia Street at Labrador,Church warden and auditor. School bursar 25 years at St Hilda s,Author of the book An Octogenarian.
Looking Back,Long distance runner,Community worker. Friend to the needy, Southport clock circa 1950s Jubilee Bridge circa 1926. Image courtesy of Gold Coast City Council Local Studies Library Image courtesy of Gold Coast City Council Local Studies Library. Gold Coast City Council Southport stories 66 Community tales submitted for the Southport Heritage Walk 2009. Place The Pier Theatre Southport,Theme Heritage Places Theatres Entertainment. Author Mrs V Navie, I remember when the Pier Theatre was used for the Southport State School. fancy dress ball in 1956 My husband and I played music there Local. fisherman and miners from Ipswich used to fish behind the Pier Theatre. and catch bags of fish I also remember the Spring Festivals held every year. Schools and businesses entered colourful floats and paraded through town. for judging Also brass band contests held behind the RSL I still have videos. of these events,Jim and Vera Navie performing as the Navietones.
Image courtesy of Vera Navie, Gold Coast City Council Southport stories 67 Community tales submitted for the Southport Heritage Walk 2009. Place Southport Croquet Club Inc,Theme History and Development Croquet Club. Author Jim Northcott President, Queen Street Southport established 1935 For many years Croquet was a. social activity with games being played on the lawns of many houses around. Southport Southport Croquet Club was inaugurated in 1934 and formally. established at a General Meeting held on Tuesday 11th June 1935. The principal officials of the Club were President Mrs T R Hall Vice. President Captain and Secretary the Mayoress Mrs N S Woodroffe. Treasurer Mrs C L Kennedy and Committee Mesdames A I Munro M E. Dunn and A C Bastick The total membership of the Club was 20. The General Meeting decided to arrange for a lease for the use of the. Croquet lawns at Wychcourt for four afternoons each week we believe this. Southport Croquet Club constructed in 1949, location was in Young Street on a site now occupied by Australia Fair West Image courtesy of Southport Croquet Club Inc. On Wednesday 28th June 1939 the Town Council authorised a loan of. 1 000 Pounds for Southport Croquet Club to construct a Croquet lawn and clubhouse in Queen s Park However in September. 1939 it was agreed the construction be deferred until international affairs are more settled. Although there had been a meeting in 1945 at the conclusion of World War 2 Southport Croquet Club was not formally reformed. until Monday 25 July 1949 Land provided by the Council in Queen s Park for the construction of a Croquet lawn and clubhouse in. its present location at the junction of Queen Street and Ada Bell Way Southport. In 1990 with the support of the Gold Coast City Council the clubhouse was extended and the number of Croquet lawns increased. to three In more recent times with the patronage and support of Councillor Dawn Crichlow OAM the Club has been able to add a. car park and build new shelter sheds August 2005 and install night light illumination April 2008. Gold Coast City Council Southport stories 68 Community tales submitted for the Southport Heritage Walk 2009. Place Southport Croquet Club Inc,Theme History and Development Croquet Club.
Author Jim Northcott President, With 55 playing members Southport Croquet Club now enjoys a World. class facility that attracts competitors from around Australia and overseas. to its various Mallet Sports tournaments Further it is a favoured venue for. Interstate and overseas Mallet Sport enthusiasts holidaying on the Gold. From 1934 5 to today Southport Croquet Club has been an integral part of. the community life of Southport We look forward to a continuation of its. traditions and role within the community,Southport Croquet Club constructed in 1949. Sources Club Records and The South Coast Bulletin June 14 1935 August Image courtesy of Southport Croquet Club Inc. 23 1935 October 9 1936 June 30 1939 August 3 1939 September 15. 1939 August 3 1949 February 20 1952 November 12 1952. Gold Coast City Council Southport stories 69 Community tales submitted for the Southport Heritage Walk 2009. Place Southport Indigenous,Theme Pioneers Identities and Family Stories. Author Rory O Connor, Southport is where the Aboriginal elders of the Yugambeh people grew up including my mother Patricia O Connor and her many. cousins Her generation have told me many stories of Southport including traditional foods early coastal life and Aboriginal. language terms of the local community,End of Barney Street Southport.
Image courtesy of Jim and Colleen Yuke, Jenny Graham Aboriginal elder of Bilin Bilin Aboriginal elder of the. the Yugambeh people Yugambeh people, Used with permission of the Yugambeh Museum Used with permission of the Yugambeh Museum. Language and Heritage Research Centre Language and Heritage Research Centre. Gold Coast City Council Southport stories 70 Community tales submitted for the Southport Heritage Walk 2009. At Main Beach Fred Lang took many photos of us in our bathing costumes and Johnny Patterson used to spray us with his Vita Tan coconut oil Many a time he drove us around on joy rides in his large silver vintage car from France I had a camel ride on the beach and we used to buy mullet from Fishermans nets My father and I fished at The Spit where we caught flathead and bream with

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