Neptune’s became the world’s first all-female Royal Life Saving Club to both perform regular patrols and have its own permanent club house.
Rose’s Rooftop Garden included a dance floor and telescope to enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding area.
The ocean water pool at Burleigh Heads provided a safe swimming spot for holidaymakers and locals alike.
On Saturday 20 February 1954 the centre of an unnamed tropical cyclone crossed the coastline at Coolangatta.
The steel barque Cambus Wallace was wrecked on the ocean side of a thin isthmus connecting North and South Stradbroke Islands in the early hours of the morning on 4 September 1894.
The whale on Burleigh Beach at the height of the 1926 Christmas season was, initially, an irresistible attraction for residents and visitors alike.
The commercial oyster industry thrived in the South Coast region from the 1870s to the 1920s, and was one of the largest fishing industries in southern Queensland.
Jack Evan’s Pet Porpoise Pool, or Dolphin Oceanarium, opened in the same year at the Snapper Rocks Sea Baths on the northern side of Point Danger, Coolangatta.