Heritage project tells the stories of Caloundra's beach houses
  • Thursday 08 May 2014

A Sunshine Coast Council Cultural Heritage initiative celebrating the history and stories of traditional Moffat Beach houses and their families will be launched at Caloundra Regional Gallery on Thursday, May 22 at 4.30pm.

Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer said the Memorably Moffat project is a documented heritage study about the much-loved beachside fibro residences in and around Moffat Beach.

“These places and the stories of those who lived or holidayed in them help to shape Caloundra's heritage and community identity, contributing to a sense of belonging and beach lifestyles,” Cr Dwyer said.

“The interiors and important features of the traditional Caloundra beach houses were documented throughout the project.

“The Memorably Moffat project also gathered stories of more than 30 Moffat Beach residents and long-time holiday-makers who are featured in a beautifully compiled film, plus a very special story performance by storyteller extraordinaire Gail Robinson to be shown at the launch on May 22.

“The stories and images collected as part of Memorably Moffat are accessible through Sunshine Coast Libraries website, and the Heritage Library.”

Memorably Moffat is supported through funding from the Australian Government’s Your Community Heritage Program.

Please note the Memorably Moffat project launch is by invitation only and is not open to the public. For further information on the region’s heritage visit council’s library website, connect with the library via Facebook or email culturalheritage@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.