Sandgate

Sandgate Turrbu/Yugarabul people, name der poss: ‘Warra – a stretch or expanse of water’ Sandgate originated as a sea-side resort town for early European Brisbane residents, with boating, golf and swimming combining with the existing heritage listed building to create ideas of a Gatsby-ish playground in the romantic recollections of locals. Theatre has played a…

Childers

Childers Kabi Kabi People Sugar, sugar and more sugar! This historic town is set was built in Queensland’s pioneering days in the lush volcanic soil of the Wide Bay Burnett Area, and has been rewarded with years of prodigious fruit, vegetable and sugar cane cropping. The Paragon Theatre – originally Gee’s Hall – has a…

Maryborough

Maryborough Badtjala people This was a good place for PL Travers to find Mary Poppin’s famous ‘spoonful of sugar’ – Maryborough and surrounds has been home to several sugar mills, as well as being the birthplace of the famous author. The town is set along the Mary River – a body of water named for…

Wolvi

Wolvi Budjilla people: ‘place of wallabies’ Wolvi straddles an area of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland where dairy farms and granite blend gently into thick sub-tropical jungle. Following the one dirt road for an hour can deliver you from an almost-English lushness with a slow migration of grazing cows and explosions of bougainvillea and jacaranda into…