Snapshots of Caloundra’s History presentations

Presentations now available for Snapshots of Caloundra’s History

Three of the presentations from the Snapshots of Caloundra’s History conference that occurred last August are now available on our website. These can be downloaded.

Snapshots: Early European Settlement in Caloundra Slides Only *
Snapshots: Early European Settlement in Caloundra Slides & Notes *
Snapshots: Interview with Ivan Maltman Slides only
Snapshots: Interview with Ivan Maltman Slides & Notes
Snapshots: Caloundra in WW2 - Presentation notes
Snapshots: Caloundra in WW2 Slides only
Snapshots: Caloundra in WW2 Slides & Notes

* The Early European Settlement in Caloundra Slides contains an image of a deceased Aboriginal man.

Life for the traditional owners before European settlement

The conference started with “Welcome to Country” and a presentation by First Nations Speaker, Lyndon Davis on life for the traditional owners before European settlement. His talk was captivating. He brought a number of tools and other items for us to view. He also played the didgeridoo for us including a  special request by one of the audience.

Lyndon agreed to let me publish an image of him on our website, and for possible future use on social media and I was fortunate to be in the photo. Also following are a photo of the tools and other items and a close-up shot of some items.

First Nations Speaker, Lyndon Davis with the Caloundraa Family History Webmaster, Fran Kitto

First Nations Speaker, Lyndon Davis collection

First Nations Speaker, Lyndon Davis collection

Sources & Thanks

Snapshots: Janice & John Groves

Janice & John Groves

A number of people helped with the presentations including Janice and John Groves who also brought books for sale.

Others to thank are Anne Wensley and Erica Riis for allowing us to use their books for research.

The authors attended the event and were available to answer questions on the day.

We would also like to thank “Picture Sunshine Coast” at the Heritage Library in Nambour for supplying us with many of the photos we are using in this presentation.

The presentations are also available in our Knowledge Base section Our History for future reference.

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