The 2022 Sunshine Coast Heritage Calendar is out now, providing the perfect Christmas gift for friends and loved ones.
Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson launched the ever-popular calendar today, thanking and congratulating those who submitted the photos selected to appear in the final product.
The 2022 heritage calendar celebrates ‘the great outdoors’. It’s jam-packed with a stunning collection of photos from around the Sunshine Coast, contributed by residents and council’s Picture Sunshine Coast collection.
Mayor Jamieson said he always enjoyed seeing the photos from private collections.
“Our region’s heritage is as much about the stories of the people who live here as it is about the buildings and artefacts we know so well,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“For the past eight years, our community has unearthed amazing family snapshots for the heritage calendar, and this year is no exception.
“From fun times in a Mini Moke to relaxing fishing on the river – these images say it all about our lifestyle.
“The Heritage Calendar is a great way to showcase stories and photos that too often languish in lofts and old suitcases.”
All photos submitted will be archived into council’s heritage library ‘Picture Sunshine Coast’.
The database is easy to access via council’s library website. It has more than 10,000 images showcasing the history and development of the Sunshine Coast.
“There are some wonderful memories captured in the 2022 Heritage Calendar, making this a great gift, especially for those who have grown up on the Sunshine Coast,” Mayor Jamieson said.
The photos selected to appear in the 2022 calendar are thanks to:
- Rosey Field who submitted, courtesy of the Landsborough Museum, a wonderful image of “The Human Fly”, Mr Sullivan climbing Mt Coonowrin in the 1920s
- Linda Fawkes who submitted a holiday snap from Caloundra in 1960
- Debbie Southern with her image of a 1956 picnic at Dunethin Rock on the Maroochy River
- Yvonne Smith who takes us back to the 1980s with a picture of Mini Moke, a peacock and a Rainforest Walk
- Judith Irvine who submitted a wonderful image from the 1920s of a Bell Buoy washed up on Dicky Beach
- Leonie Neil with a photo of Jean Evans riding a motorbike at Cotton Tree in 1941.
The Heritage Calendar is available from Sunshine Coast Council customer contact centres and council libraries for just $6.
This project is supported by the Sunshine Coast Heritage Levy contributed by all ratepayers.
The Levy is used to document, research, conserve, protect, promote and provide access to those tangible and intangible items, places, facilities and events that define the stories, history and values of the people, communities and culture of the Sunshine Coast.