We are open every second and fourth Saturday of the month 9:00am till mid afternoon
To arrange a tour contact Donnalea Mangion firstname.lastname@example.org 5492 2723 0418 999014 Trevor Hamey 5492 5467 email@example.com Roger Todd 5491 7654 firstname.lastname@example.org
or Barrie Ward 5437 3171 email@example.com
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See media coverage including Channel 7 News 2011 and The Great South East 2013
to the 1920s 1930s to 1950s 1960s to 1980s 1990s to now Working on a timeline for the Caloundra Lighthouses.The Little Lighthouse is now on sale
Inaugural president of FOCL, local architect Roger Todd, said: ‘This achieves so much on many levels. Not only do we have such a beautiful book to sell to fund our operations, but we also have another chapter in the story of the lighthouses. One of the joys of working with the lighthouses is the pride they generate in the community. The Grade Two students from the Caloundra State School visit regularly, and have the old lighthouse as their school logo. Now they have its story beautifully presented and expressed in a language they can understand. In years to come I can imagine them reading it to their children.’
The Lighthouses 1967-70 - great detail by A Fulton Regional Lighthouse Engineer and supplied by Colin Gladstone. In 1970 the old lighthouse was relocated to Golden Beach where it remained till 1999 until it was returned to its original site. By that time the Signal Station and Light had ceased operations
This Thursday 19th Sept we had a group of Caloundra State School Grade 2 students at the lighthouses as part of their local history course.
Saturday 2nd August. The USS George Washington sails past with a tender. Photos by Trevor with his long lens. The people waiting on the hill got a surprise tour of the Signal Station. We saw the USS Bonhomme Richard last month. So far this year we have numbers 6, 73 & 54. "Collect them all"
you can understand the size difference by comparing views of Moreton Island.
Thanks to all the visitors from the Caloundra State High School's Golden Anniversity. Photo shows the school badge published in Anne Wensleys and John & Janice Grove's book "Caloundra State High School - The Early Years 1963-1970" school badge
13th July view of the Glass House Mountains from the Signal Station, taken the day the Keep Australia Beautiful awards were held in Caloundra (Caloundra was Australian winner in 2012) Delegates from around Australia visited the lighthouses. Talk about "on a clear day"
June 2013 Jenny dropped in some copies of paintings from 1944 by Harriet Hills McKay. Douglass and Harriet with daughter Mary were Americans who had been allocated refugee housing in Caloundra by the Red Cross after escaping the Japanese occupation in the Philippines.
Information with the paintings includes their wartime story and a copy of ten year old Mary’s enrollment at Caloundra State School. They had been separated from their son Bob who remained in the Philippines until the end of the war.
Kings Beach Surf Lifesaving clubhouse 1944
1990s at Power Boat Club
May 2013 John Bradley dropped in with a book he had written for his grandchildren loosly based on the story of the lighthouses.
We suggested he apply for a RADF grant to take it to the next stage. Sample pages attachedMarch 2013. The Friends purchased the 250mm 4th Order optic lens in
2001 for $250. It is the type fitted in the old Caloundra light in 1896. In the early 1940s the original fixed lens was replaced by a revolving lens with an electric lamp. Pictured are Barrie & Donnalea working on the lens. Barrie describes it as working on a three dimensional glass jigsaw.
2012 Golden Beach State School art competition 1st prize by Eva, & Once were Heroes by Robyn Shaw