From infantry to entertainer

From infantry to entertainer

HISTORY by BETTY GARRAD Genealogy Sunshine Coast  George Edward Garrad was born on June 16, 1918, and raised on a pineapple farm in Palmwoods. His parents, George Garrad and May Gregory, married in 1915 and he had three brothers: Herbert Gregory, Cecil Ross and...
A nursery for future leaders

A nursery for future leaders

HISTORY by CAROLYN SLADE and WENDY MCMULLIN  Genealogy Sunshine Coast  In 1879, genial 34-year-old William Mahon, Irish by birth and well-liked by parents and pupils, became the first teacher appointed to Nambour’s first school on the hill known as the Bull’s Forehead...
A pioneer of our tourist trade

A pioneer of our tourist trade

HISTORY by CAROLYN SLADE Genealogy Sunshine Coast  By 1928, Mooloolaba had become the playground for the people of Buderim. They came to swim, picnic, camp and enjoy a holiday. Among those catering for the tourist trade was Charles Clarke. Born in 1891 in Aspley to...
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