Gold Coast heritage in the spotlight

A range of free heritage events over the coming weeks will provide residents with a guided view into the rich history of the Gold Coast (picture courtesy of heritage.goldcoast.qld.gov.au).

Acting Mayor Donna Gates said the events would be held over three days at three locations giving everyone the opportunity to celebrate the history and heritage of the Gold Coast.

“These are free family fun days with heritage tours, working displays, live entertainment, vintage cars and market stalls,” Cr Gates said.


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Sunday 13 April 2014 from 10.00am to 3.00pm at the Gold Coast Hinterland Heritage Museum, Mudgeeraba Light Horse Museum and Swan Lane street party in Mudgeeraba.

Sunday 27 April 2014 from 10.00am to 3.00pm at the Kirra Hill Community and Cultural Centre and the Tweed Heads and Coolangatta Surf Life Saving Club in Coolangatta.

Sunday 4 May 2014 from 10.00am to 3.00pm at the Gold Coast and Hinterland Historical Society.

The ever-popular Mudgeeraba Street Party is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the past with a jam-packed program of fascinating and fun activities.

“The Mudgeeraba Street Party is one of the Gold Coast’s biggest annual events,” Divisional Councillor Glenn Tozer said.

“This year, the event will showcase the Queensland detachment of the Royal Australian Navy band, a bullock team display, vintage vehicles, Light Horse demonstrations, bush bands and a silent movie night. This is a great family day out, so come along and get a glimpse of an earlier era,” Cr Tozer said.

The Coolangatta Heritage Open Day will be held at the Kirra Hill Community and Cultural Centre and Greenmount Surf Club, with a free shuttle bus operating between the two venues. Join the fun with a re-enactment of the hokey pokey and an old fashioned reel and line rescue. Visit the old Coolangatta State School for a celebration of Coolangatta’s 130th birthday with a 20 piece ukulele band and antique valuations. At 6pm, Surf World Gold Coast will host a movie night featuring ‘Tubular Swells’ (1976), the first full length surf movie made in Queensland.

The Gold Coast and Hinterland Historical Society Open Day will feature a heritage bus tour and a keynote speakers program on the topics of botanical and environmental history. The Open Day will conclude with an afternoon garden tea party at the Gold Coast and Hinterland Historical Society. Bookings are essential.

For more information visit heritage.goldcoast.qld.gov.au or phone 5582 8875.

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