Share your SS Dicky stories with Council
  • Friday 31 July 2015
S S Dickey

If you have stories, images and old family footage of the SS Dicky, Sunshine Coast Council wants to hear from you.

Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer said as part of the SS Dicky interpretative display, Council would produce a film to leave a lasting legacy of the Coast’s much-loved icon.

“This film will capture community memories and stories about the SS Dicky and how it fits into our social landscape,” Cr Dwyer said.

“We are looking for past and present stories, images and old film footage of the SS Dicky which will add a unique dimension to the film.

“Over the 120 years the SS Dicky has been on our coastline, there would be many images of people interacting with the wreck. Some of these iconic images will be included in the film.

“The stories will contribute to the building of a community story about the SS Dicky.

“This commemorative film will be developed in partnership with the Friends of Caloundra Lighthouse and formed part of a grant application to the State Government.

“Importantly, the producer of the film will also capture the partial relocation of the wreck.

“Throughout August there will be many opportunities for the community to share their SS Dicky stories.

“The SS Dicky interpretive display’s design will form part of the Dicky Beach Park Landscape Plan and will be finalised by Council once the partial wreck removal is complete.

“The community will be invited to a special launch of the SS Dicky film, which will become part of Council’s heritage collection. Copies of the film will be available for purchase at library branches later this year.

If you would like to share your special story, please contact Council’s Cultural Heritage Services by email culturalheritage@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or phone (07) 5420 8600.

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