|John Leslie Beausang |
|John Leslie Beausang was Landsborough Shire Council Chairman/Caloundra City Mayor from 1964 – 1988. A good insight into local government and Caloundra history from the 1950’s.|
|June Bond (nee Hutton) |
|June Bond was an indigenous woman from the local Gubbi Gubbi tribal group. She tells of what happened to her family and their removal to the Aboriginal Reserve at Cherbourg. |
|Agnes came to the Coolum area with her husband in 1926. She worked on a sugar cane farm and had two children. Agnes also talks about the start of the life saving club, World War II and rationing. |
|Miss Booth’s family moved to a farm between Woombye and Nambour in 1919. In 1930 she began her nursing training in Brisbane. She worked in nursing up until her retirement from Selangor Hospital in 1971.|
|Bob Breton, who grew up on the dairy farm, which his father selected, in 1891, at the foot of the Blackall Range, near Peachester. At an early age Mr Breton began clearing the scrub to make way for grazing pasture, for the family’s dairy cattle. He later became a record breaking, professional axeman.|
|Pat Brown was born in 1918 and grew up on a citrus farm in Montville. He talks about the decline of citrus farming, the Fruitgrowers and Prgoress Association and the change to pineapple farming. |
|Dick Caplick was born in 1893. He enlisted in the army and fought in World War I in Belgium. He worked as a timber getter, in the Eumundi Butter Factory and as a banana farmer. |
|Lloyd Clarke lived in Caloundra since 1920 and was a key figure in the fishing industry in Caloundra. He pioneered the barramundi fishing industry in the Gulf of Carpentaria in the 1950’s, his friendship with Vance Palmer and the banning of commercial fishing in Pumicestone Passage in 1995.|
|John Ferris, who in his own words, “was born with a bull-whip in my hand”. Mr Ferris grew up in an area known as Pointon’s Pocket, situated between Woodford and Peachester. His father was a Bullock Driver and he also became a Bullocky at an early age.|
May was born in 1906. She talks about life and schooling at Woombye, social life, fruit farming and the CWA.
|Dora was born in Nambour and went to Mapleton State School. She talks about the Mapleton/Nambour tram, working in Strongarra Boarding House and life during World War II.|
|Chris was born in 1906. From a Danish family, she talks about dairy farming, school at Montville, snake bite, pineapple farming, dances and balls.|
Les grew up and went to school in Cooloolabin and helped his father on the family citrus farm. He married in 1933 and worked for the Forestry Department. Les also worked in banana farming and sandmining on the Tweed.
|Alfred L. Johnson|
|Alfred Johnson, moved to Caloundra in 1957, at the beginning of the era of Development for the coastal strip. Mr Johnson was the Chauffeur to Lady Wilson, of Currimundi House, Caloundra, and later was involved in the development of the Caloundra and Kawana Waters areas, through his employment field.|
Harry was born in 1914 and educated at Palmwoods and Nambour. He talks about pupil-teachers, working at a motor mechanic, involvement in Volunteer Fire Brigade and Maroochydore Brass Band.
|Emily Law (nee Hamilton)|
|Emily went to school in Yandina. The family spent Christmas camping at Cotton Tree. She worked a dairy herd with her mother. She was married in 1933 at Yandina and had six children. |
Edward was born in 1905 in Perthshire, Scotland and educated at Commissioners Flat School.
|Margaret McCosker (nee Fullerton)|
|Margaret was born in 1907 in Brisbane and educated at Glasshouse State School. She married in 1934 at Glasshouse and had seven children.|
|Annie Mitchell (nee Butt)|
|Annie was born in 1901. She talks about education and farming at Montville. She married in 1923 at Nambour and had two children.|
Dave was born in 1898. He talks about his work as a carpenter at the Moreton Sugar Mill in Nambour.
|Minnie Olsen (nee Meissner)|
Minnie was born in 1897 at North Arm. She talks about her time at Yandina State School. She married in 1916 and had six children.
|Peter Overland [PDF 80KB]||Peter Overland recalls growing up at Moffat Beach where his mother Merle had holiday cabins during WW11 as well as the 1950's, 1960 period.|
“Bert” was born at in 1904 in Brisbane. He went to school at Belli and talks about his bullock driving in the 1930s.
Fred's family had been sugar farmers in the local area for generations. Fred grew up in the Nambour and Perwillowen area in the early 1900s. He talks about school, farming, social life and WWII.
|Jack Spender [PDF 412]||Jack Spender OBE was known as 'Mr Life Saving' in Queensland after setting up the State Life Saving Association headquarters in Brisbane.|
Winifred Steggall grew up in Yandina and became a teacher in the area. She did pupil-teacher training at Yandina school. Once she completed her training she taught at Haigslea (near Ipswich), Maroochy River School, Buderim State School and Nambour State School.
Squire William Turner and Marie Isobel Turner
Squire William ‘Sonny’ Turner was born in 1915 at Western Avenue, Montville Queensland and died at Maleny Hospital in 1984. Marie Isobel Turner was born in 1915 at Kilcoy, Queensland. They were married at Montville in 1942 and had three children.
|Alec Way talks about life in Caloundra and Moololah in the 1920’s and 30’s. In particular Dicky Beach in the 1920’s and also the 1960’s. He was a farmer, a teacher and also worked for Landsborough Shire Council.|