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JUNE 2019

Est. 1972

ABN: 97 487 695 909


Museum Address:

8 Elliott Street

Surfers Paradise Qld 4217

Postal Address:

PO Box 800

Southport BC Qld 4215

Welcome to the President’s June Report.

  • We now have a website. Visit and take a look. It will continue to be added to and members can sign up.

  • Have your say. We have not set on a final name for the Museum. What do you think of “Gold Coast Historical Museum” or “Gold Coast History Museum”?

  • The Gold Coast Paranormal Projects group surveyed the cemetery area and museum grounds for extra-normal activity last week, the evening was quite entertaining.

  • Does anyone know anything about an old anchor that was removed from Harpers wharf many years ago? Or where the bell from the Scottish Prince is?

  • The Committee visited The Southport School archives department for a tour of the cable station building which is being relocated (still on site) and were given a “Galvanometer,” part of cable station equipment.

  • Rob Molhoek MP visited us for morning tea and planted a tree (Leptospermum scoparium).

  • There is a range of old bottles and jars for sale which are surplus to the Museum’s requirements.


  • As some of the volunteers have been travelling overseas it has given the remaining volunteers extra rosters on Sundays. If you feel like a leisurely day at the museum and to catch up with what is new join the Sunday roster.

  • Visitors for the month - 87. Volunteers worked 397 hours this month.

Garden and maintenance:

  • Lawns are looking great after rain and fertilisation.

  • Trees and shrubs think it is spring putting on growth and flowers after the hot dry summer.

  • We have 5 bunches of bananas which will soon be ready for harvesting.

Calendar date to remember: AGM Sunday 8th September. Renew your membership now.

Please support our major sponsors: Gold Coast Private Hospital, Griffith University,

Radio Station 94.1FM and Coombabah Pharmacy.


David Leitch President

Phone: 0421 490 035 / Email:

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