Locals invited to step back in time
  • Tuesday 17 June 2008

Sunshine Coast residents are invited to reminisce about the good old days at the ‘Snapshot 1960s’ exhibition at Kawana Library on Thursday 19 June.

Locals can take a step back in time as they view 1960s photos from the Sunshine Coast Libraries Heritage Image Collection and memorabilia collected from the community.

Funded through the Sunshine Coast Council’s Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) program, ‘Snapshots’ looked at life in the Caloundra region in the 1960s through the eyes of four people; each representing a different view of the region at the time.

According to Caloundra City Librarian Louise Bauer, the small exhibition is a window into our past, looking at lifestyles and a pace of life quite different from that of today.

“It is interesting to reflect our social history and our changing community,” said Louise. “This small exhibition is an interesting interpretation of our contemporary heritage.”

The launch will feature a storytelling performance by Gail Robinson based around themes of the era, and interviews collected throughout the project. Locals are also invited to bring their own 1960s memorabilia and photos.

Snapshot 1960s coincides with the opening of the newly relocated Heritage Library from Caloundra Central Library to a refurbished space in Kawana Library. The new home features enhanced space for heritage collections and research.

The exhibition will be displayed in the new Heritage section of Kawana Library for two weeks. It will then be made available to local schools as an education tool.

The launch of Snapshot 1960s is on Thursday 19 June at 2pm at the Kawana Library, Nanyima St Buddina. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Louise Bauer at the Kawana Library on 5444 8022.