Gold Coast City Daily Photo

Gold Coast City is the last city before the State of New South Wales. The Gold Coast has spectacular beaches and is a major tourist destination.

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Location: Logan, Queensland, Australia

Friday, June 30, 2006

Footprints in the sand

Gold Coast City History - 1993 - Warner Brothers Movie World opens at Oxenford.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Striking Bird

Gold Coast City History - 1992 - 150th anniversary of European settlement on the Gold Coast.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006


A couple fishing off a pier.

Gold Coast City History - 1991 -

Gold Coast entertainer Fairlie Arrow stages her own abduction.

First Gold Coast Indy.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Living right on the water

This is an inlet that you can drive your boat in and tie it up at the rear of the house.

Gold Coast City History -

Hinze Dam Stage Two opens.

Australia's first private university, Bond University on the Gold Coast, starts classes.

Annual building approvals pass $1 billion for the first time.

Living right on the water

This is an inlet that you can drive your boat in and tie it up at the rear of the house.

Gold Coast City History -

Hinze Dam Stage Two opens.

Australia's first private university, Bond University on the Gold Coast, starts classes.

Annual building approvals pass $1 billion for the first time.

Monday, June 26, 2006

I feel the need, the need for speed

A speed boat making good use of the open water.

Gold Coast City History - 1987 - Gold Coast landmark, the Chevron Hotel, is demolished.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Mona Lisa larger than life

The real Mona Lisa at the Louvre in Paris suprises a lot of people at its size as it is a bit on the small side. For those of you who want to see the large version, you have to come to the Gold Coast.

Gold Coast City History - 1986 - Keith Hunt Community Entertainment and Arts Centre opens.

Saturday, June 24, 2006


This is an information sign for tourists and locals as well. It is a little worse for wear.

Gold Coast City History - 1985 - Jupiters Casino opens, 20 years after it was first proposed.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Big Sign

This sign is at an entrance to an Industrial Estate just off the highway. I presume it is this big to grab the attention of the highway drivers giving them time to use the off ramp and visit.

Gold Coast City History - 1984 - Development starts on exclusive Sanctuary Cove resort on the Coomera River.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Part of a farm

Located near Stapleton and Beenleigh. Clicking on the picture shows you the painting like feel to the photo.

Gold Coast City History - 1982 - South Coast Dairy, Coombabah, opens.
Molendinar water treatment plant starts.
Tropicarnival, the first annual Gold Coast festival, begins.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006


A small rodeo ground in Beenleigh on the outskirts of Gold Coast City.

Gold Coast City History - 1981 - Gold Coast Airport Terminal at Coolangatta opens.
Foundation stone set for the Gold Coast Community Entertainment and Arts Centre.
Grundy's Entertainment Centre, Surfers Paradise, opens.
Dreamworld at Coomera opens.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006


Gold Coast City History - 1979 - Elected council returned.
Gold Coast Hospital extensions open.
Bundall Road Bridge opens.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Beach again

Just using up my last 2 stock photos before posting the pictures of some of the new places I have been to and some from where I have.

Also wanted another beach photo (with the yellow and red everywhere) to keep us warm.

Gold Coast City History - 1978 - State Government disolves Gold Coast City Council and replaces it with an administrator.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

The Shellpins Story

The Shellpin is a mythical creature that dwells along the ocean edge of Surfers Paradise. They are a small gentle people with shell hats and a playful sense of whimsy.

As custodians of the ocean edge, Shellpins play an important role in reconnecting people to the natural seaside environment. Their messages are communicated through their mysterious stories of fun and adventure.

The emergence of the Shellpin legend has been linked to the rumoured discovery of an old chest. This chest was apparently unearthed during the excavation of foundations on a building site in Surfers Paradise during the late 1980's.

Gold Coast City History - Queensland Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen opens the Hinze Dam.
Pacific Fair opens at Broadbeach.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Big Drop

This is the Wild Wild West ride at Warner Brothers Movie World.

At the last moment, the doors open up at the top and then you drop down the water slide.

Gold Coast City History - 1976 - Gold Coast City Council Administration Centre opens.
The original Cavill Mall, Surfers Paradise, is established.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Hinze Dam

Gold Coast City History - 1975 - Centenary (April 19) of first sale of Southport land.
Advancetown Dam (now Hinze Dam) Stage 1 finishes.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Believe it or not

ROBERT RIPLEY - The original INDIANA JONES who travelled the globe collecting the Bizarre and the Unbelievable!

Gold Coast City History - 1974 - Flooding, which peaks on Australia Day and isolates the Coast from Brisbane, causes millions of dollars damage.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Pride of Sea World

One of the Polar Bears going for a dive.

Polar Bear Shores is based on an Arctic summer and therefore bears in the wild would experience this type of habitat. Within the exhibit is natural looking rock work, a rock platform where the bears can see outside, various trees, shrubs and logs and a digging pit with changing substrates.

There is a main salt water pool, with a depth varying from 1-4 meters and a water temperature ranging from 7-21 degrees. Over the back of the exhibit is two waterfalls that lead into fresh water creeks and pools. Inset into the rock walls are five movie set fans that can reach speeds of up to 25km/hr. Also set into the rock work are rain and mist generators

Gold Coast City History - 1972 - Sea World opens.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

History and Highlights

There are several surfboard statues outside McDonalds with Histories and Highlights of surfing.

Gold Coast City History - 1971 - Neilsen brothers — Paul, Rick and Len — open their first surfboard and clothing store at rear of Centre Arcade, Surfers Paradise.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Another view from the Q1

While I start tracking down some new photo's, here is an old photo taken from the Q1 building in Surfers Paradise.

Gold Coast City History - 1868 - International Air Hostess Quest is the first national, prime-time telecast to be made from Surfers Paradise.

Sunday, June 11, 2006


McDonalds on the corner of Cavil Avenue.

If you look at the green and white awnings above McDonalds, this is where the balcony is for O'Malley's Pub. Great to grab a Guinness and bikini watch, sorry, I mean people watch.

Gold Coast History - 1967 - Bruce Small becomes Gold Coast mayor.
- Beach erosion crisis in June.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Gold Coast Mountains

I don't know the name of these mountains, but they do show a nice layered effect. This was taken from the Q1.

Answering a question from a while ago about the effects of Lighning strikes on the Gold Coast. I didn't find anything on that topic, but in regards to the Q1 building, it has a large lightning rod on the top that protects it and can be quite spectacular when lighning hits it (no damage to the building).

Gold Coast History - 1966 - Keith Williams opens the Surfers Paradise Grand Prix and starts promoting Australia's first drag racing.
- Marineland opens.
- World War II German mine washes ashore at Surfers Paradise. It is later destroyed by the Navy.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Canal Living

This is one of the canals that runs though Surfers Paradise. If click the picture, you can see some of the million dollar houses that sit on the waterfront.

Gold Coast History - 1965 - Meter Maid scheme begins, with Annette Welch the first meter maid.
First Surf Girl contest to raise money for surf clubs.
9th World Water Ski Titles at Surfers Paradise, the first international sporting event for the Coast.

Thursday, June 08, 2006


This is the police car used in the Police Academy Stunt Show at Warner Brothers Movie World.

They wet down the area and the car skids around the shows stadium.

Gold Coast History - 1964 - Beenleigh-Southport railway, below, closes.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

The Beach

As it is getting quite cold, I thought I would use a stock image to keep us warm during winter.

Gold Coast History - 1962 - Little Nerang Dam is finished.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006


Gold Coast History - 1961 - Nerang-Tweed Heads railway closes.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Little bridge

This is a bridge in McIntosh park.

Gold Coast History - 1959 - Gold Coast townships unite under the title Gold Coast City.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Cavill avenue

Gold Coast History - 1952 - Naturalist David Fleay, establishes fauna reserve at West Burleigh.

Saturday, June 03, 2006


People waiting for the little green walking man to tell them it's ok to cross the road to go to the beach.

Gold Coast History - 1949 - Paula Stafford begins making two-piece bathing suits that later become the bikini.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Dam that's big

This is the lake created by Hinze Dam or the "catchment area".

Gold Coast History - 1947 - First Australian surf championships in Queensland held at Southport and Coolangatta beaches.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Unusual Chair

This metal chair sits at the entrance to the Cavill Avenue mall.

It has little human figures and shells as part of the design.

Gold Coast History - 1936 - Fire destroys Surfers Paradise Hotel. It is rebuilt the following year.