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Gold Coast history and heritage

Discover how the City of Gold Coast is working to conserve and celebrate the rich and unique heritage of the Gold Coast.

Archaeology on the Gold Coast

Archaeology is a means by which development can proceed while, at the same time, creating an important record of what happened in the past.

Archaeology also informs future decision making by providing new information to help make better decisions.

The Office of City Architect provides technical expertise and local knowledge support to public archaeology projects carried out on the Gold Coast. These projects inform our local communities about the history of the places where they live.

We also offer opportunities for members of the public to participate in an archaeological dig.

No public archaeology 'open days' are scheduled at this time. For information from previous open day events, please visit the pages below:

Southport seawall dig 2013
Ageston Plantation dig 2012

Photos of Southport Seawall, and Ageston sugar mill and distillery 1911 - courtesy of City of Gold Coast Local Studies Library and Logan West Local Studies Library, respectively.

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