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Old nurses' quarters more than just a building 
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Old nurses' quarters more than just a building 

The former nurses’ quarters building at Redcliffe Hospital is a place where memories were made and friendships forged for student nurses who lived there. The building, now known as West Block, is earmarked for demolition in mid-2024. Three nurses who still work at the hospital share their memories

New sculpture honours Aboriginal explorer

A new sculpture that pays tribute to Bongaree, the first known Aboriginal person to circumnavigate Australia and contribute to the mapping of the Australian coastline, has been unveiled outside the Bribie Island Seaside Museum **FREE TO READ**

Preserving Burpengary station’s history
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Preserving Burpengary station’s history

When work begins on the $53 million Burpengary train station upgrade in January 2024, one integral part of the station’s history will be retained – a concrete shelter shed which was built more than 100 years ago. Here's the story

Suttons Beach Pavilion demolition a step closer
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Suttons Beach Pavilion demolition a step closer

Moreton Bay City Council is expected to award a tender for the demolition of Suttons Beach Pavilion at its general meeting tomorrow, with work tipped to start within weeks. Here’s what we know

Sharing history through pictures
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Sharing history through pictures

A growing interest in local history has prompted Duane Hart to publish his second book, The Pictorial History of Redcliffe and the Moreton Bay Region. It includes aerial photos, maps, streetscapes and a record of life from the 1950s-80s

Building closed but show goes on
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Building closed but show goes on

Mousetrap Theatre Company’s building may be closed for structural assessment, but the show continues to go on elsewhere while Moreton Bay Regional Council determines if the building can be repaired. Here’s the latest

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First of many Redcliffe apartment blocks to come
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First of many Redcliffe apartment blocks to come

Apartments are a feature of the Redcliffe Peninsula skyline today, but in 1966 there was plenty of interest in the first block of home units.

EXCLUSIVE: New home tipped for Commonwealth Games mascot
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EXCLUSIVE: New home tipped for Commonwealth Games mascot

Moreton Bay could soon be home to another Queensland cultural icon, with plans to bring beloved 1982 Commonwealth Games mascot Matilda to the city. **FREE TO READ**

Dr Peter Marendy, a lifetime of service
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Dr Peter Marendy, a lifetime of service

Dr Peter Charles Marendy will be remembered as a man who dedicated his life to serving and helping others – his church, patients, the medical profession and the local community. The much-loved long-time GP died on May 8, aged 91 years.

Old nurses' quarters more than just a building 
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Old nurses' quarters more than just a building 

The former nurses’ quarters building at Redcliffe Hospital is a place where memories were made and friendships forged for student nurses who lived there. The building, now known as West Block, is earmarked for demolition in mid-2024. Three nurses who still work at the hospital share their memories

Vale Peter Houston
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Vale Peter Houston

Former Redcliffe City Council Deputy Mayor Peter Houston is being remembered as someone who served his community through passionate advocacy in local government and exceptional dentistry. Dr Houston, who died earlier this month, will be farewelled next week.

New sculpture honours Aboriginal explorer

A new sculpture that pays tribute to Bongaree, the first known Aboriginal person to circumnavigate Australia and contribute to the mapping of the Australian coastline, has been unveiled outside the Bribie Island Seaside Museum **FREE TO READ**

Burpengary train station upgrade begins
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Burpengary train station upgrade begins

A ceremonial sod turning at Burpengary train station has signalled the start of a major upgrade, the biggest since it was built 135 years ago. Here’s the details and when the station will be closed

Celebrating 60 years of service
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Celebrating 60 years of service

Bribe Island’s Chamber of Commerce has made a remarkable contribution to the community in the past six decades and still has an important role to play. **FREE TO READ**

Preserving Burpengary station’s history
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Preserving Burpengary station’s history

When work begins on the $53 million Burpengary train station upgrade in January 2024, one integral part of the station’s history will be retained – a concrete shelter shed which was built more than 100 years ago. Here's the story

Suttons Beach Pavilion demolition a step closer
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Suttons Beach Pavilion demolition a step closer

Moreton Bay City Council is expected to award a tender for the demolition of Suttons Beach Pavilion at its general meeting tomorrow, with work tipped to start within weeks. Here’s what we know