A day at the beach A day at the beach

Go back in time and experience Gold Coast's beach culture. From 1885 to 1970 - witness changes in people's dress,  their attitudes and  entertainments. Catch a glimpse of a changing landscape   - not a high-rise in sight in 1885!


Do you have a photo that we can add to the gallery? Do you have a story to tell?


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You can view more of these photos at  PictureGoldCoast  an image library of the Gold Coast Library Service.  There are over 7,000 Gold Coast images which you can view online. Type in keywords such as beaches, surfing , surf life saving, fishing.  Type in the name of your favourite beach eg. Burleigh. Click on the URL to view the images.


Burleigh Heads - 1939
Picture: Burleigh Heads - 1939
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Coolangatta - 1885
Picture: Coolangatta - 1885
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Burleigh Heads - 1888
Picture: Burleigh Heads - 1888
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Southport - 1925
Picture: Southport - 1925
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Main Beach - 1940s
Picture: Main Beach - 1940s
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Surfers Paradise - 1970
Picture: Surfers Paradise - 1970
Viewed: 9001 times


Surfers Paradise - 1940s
Picture: Surfers Paradise - 1940s
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Coolangatta - 1940s
Picture: Coolangatta - 1940s
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Surfers Paradise - 1940s
Picture: Surfers Paradise - 1940s
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Surfers Paradise - 1960s
Picture: Surfers Paradise - 1960s
Viewed: 5353 times


Greenmount - 1900s
Picture: Greenmount - 1900s
Viewed: 4345 times


Kirra - 1939
Picture: Kirra - 1939
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