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Bundaberg
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Topics Heritage

Topic: heritage

Old records uncovered at Childers Service Centre

A stash of old Isis Shire Council ledgers and printouts, some dating back to 1900, were recently discovered by workers preparing to undertake renovations at the Childers Service Centre.

Fireman’s helmet tells tale of survival

A fireman’s helmet continues to tell a remarkable tale of survival 20 years after the Childers Backpackers Hostel blaze.

Original Burnett Heads Lighthouse a major landmark

The original Burnett Heads Lighthouse no longer operates but its history continues to shine brightly in the coastal township.

Local history: outdoor skating rink a grand memory

The Nielson Park outdoor skating rink in Bargara was the entertainment venue to be and be seen from the 1940s onwards.

Bundaberg Now podcast #2

In this week's Bundaberg Now podcast we hear about the reopening of Bundaberg museums and a special feature on dance halls in the 1960s.

Childers awarded war trophy against all odds

The 210mm howitzer at Childers, known as the Krupp cannon, is much more than a stark reminder of the weaponry used in the First World War.

Childers Memorial Hall marks 94 years

Anzac Day 2020 marks 94 years since the official opening of the Isis Shire Council Chambers and Memorial Hall in Childers.

Arthur McKenzie shares Caledonian Pipe Band history

Arthur McKenzie, 87, practices his bagpipes daily and his 70 years of memories with the Bundaberg Caledonian Pipe Band remain crystal clear.

Verlie Foley, 99, never had toilet paper growing up

Verlie Foley puts current shortages in perspective when she reflects on her life more than 90 years ago when there was no toilet paper.

Queens Park a link with original rainforest

Queens Park in Bundaberg is a great place to enjoy a barbecue, drop a line into the nearby Burnett River or simply walk among the old trees.

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