Calling all history buffs to join a rails on the Coast heritage panel discussion
  • Thursday 25 April 2013

Sunshine Coast Council invites history enthusiasts to attend a free heritage panel discussion, Rails on the Sunshine Coast, on Wednesday 1 May 2013 from 10am to noon at Nambour Library.

Join three expert panel members as they share their fascinating stories and memories of railways, tramways and their history on the Sunshine Coast. Learn about the important role that rails, in the forms of trains and trams, played in the region’s history and community milestones.

It is fitting that the heritage talk will take place at Nambour library as it was this very location many years ago that the sounds of train engines could be heard as they hauled bins of cane up along Howard Street and then across to Currie Street into the mill.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to reconnect with the past as the following panel members share interesting facts about the history of Rails on the Sunshine Coast:

  • Clive Plater, President of the Nambour Museum and local rail enthusiast
  • Neil McGarvie, co-author of The Buderim-Palmwoods Tramway
  • Audienne Blyth – author of a number of local history books.

Numbers are limited and bookings are essential as a morning tea will also be provided. This panel discussion is sure to be popular, book early to avoid disappointment by calling Nambour Library on 1300 LIBRARY or by visiting council’s library website.