Nov 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

Email: histsocbun@bigpond.com



Welcome to the President’s November Report.

Our computer IT specialist has linked all our computers together. The data is now stored on a separate central storage system. This upgrade will streamline the cataloging.

The acquisitions and inventory program Mosaic Plus10.is being phased out and replaced with the user-friendly program Musarch.

We have been kept busy with the Gold Coast Open House program. Also visits from Surfers Paradise Probus Club and 55 Grade 2 St Hilda’s students and their teachers to learn about life as a pioneer, early technology etc.

The Paranormal group visited last Sunday evening for the filming of a YouTube program. The interviewer has over 1 million subscribers so perhaps we will get some publicity from the visit. I will keep you updated.

The Museum has acquired two large white boards - one for the cataloging area to assist volunteers with coordinating their data input, the second was installed as a notice board in the office area.

We also have a new Garden Seat thanks to the Council and Bob Musgrove’s negotiations skills.

At our last committee meeting mulching the gardens was discussed. It was decided to continue with sugar cane mulch and apply it to all the gardens as it saves weeding, conserves moisture and reduces the need for watering.

Recently I picked up copies of Gold Coast Tourist Magazine & Hello Gold Coast. In these publications no museums get a mention. I have been told by people who eventually found our museum that tourists are looking for information about the history of the Gold Coast and other things to do in the area, besides theme parks, restaurants, and night clubs.

Thank goodness for radio station 94.1FM who promote the museum every Sunday morning.

Over the last few months it’s been good to see members drop in for a chat and check out the Museum.

Please Note: The Christmas party will be held on Sunday 8 December 11am – 2pm. We will also be celebrating Bob Nancarrow’s 80th birthday. Everyone is welcome. Invitation to follow.

David Leitch President

Phone: 0421 490 035 Email: d.leitch@optusnet.com.au

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