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Remembering Redcliffe’s first Olympian
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Remembering Redcliffe’s first Olympian

Redcliffe’s first Olympian was middleweight boxer Graham Higham, who fought at the 1948 Olympic Games in London. Here's what we know about him

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

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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

Azure Blue celebrates 70 years of BlueCare
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Azure Blue celebrates 70 years of BlueCare

Residents and staff at Azure Blue Redcliffe Retirement Village held a morning tea this week to celebrate 70 years of BlueCare. Here’s the details

Flashback: Discovering Deception Bay
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Flashback: Discovering Deception Bay

Deception Bay has a rich history and is filled with hidden treasures – you just have to know where to find them. Find out about the Deception Bay Sea Baths here... **FREE TO READ**

Deception Bay - the next Noosa?
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Deception Bay - the next Noosa?

Deception Bay could become the next Noosa, according to residents who are pushing for plans to protect their suburb and unlock its tourism potential.

Abbey Medieval Festival sells out
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Abbey Medieval Festival sells out

Tickets to the 2023 Abbey Medieval Festival have officially sold out - but there are still ways to get in on the action. Find out how... **FREE TO READ**

Mural project making mindfulness sparkle
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Mural project making mindfulness sparkle

An edible art installation at the Pine Rivers Heritage Museum is fuelling creativity and teaching people about mindfulness. Here's how to get involved...**FREE TO READ**

Remembering the Centaur 80 years on
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Remembering the Centaur 80 years on

As a documentary filmmaker that specialises in preserving war stories, North Lakes filmmaker Jeff Hughes wasn’t going to let the 80th anniversary of the sinking of the AHS Centaur pass by without any recognition. After a year of conducting interviews, Jeff will release his new documentary in May

Caboolture West suburb names revealed
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Caboolture West suburb names revealed

The names of five new suburbs being created at Caboolture West which is projected to have 70,000 residents - have now been confirmed.