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Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba Historical Tour

M

ooloolaba has long

been acclaimed the „jewel in the crownâ€&#x; along the superb stretch of Pacific beaches which extends from Double Island Point to Caloundra. Nestled between the ocean and river, it is protected from the south-east winds by Point Cartwright, and is often described as the safest beach on the Sunshine

Location

Date 14th of Jun 2012 At 10:30 Location Front of Mooloolaba Surf Club Tour Guide: Pablo Riveros Trilingual

The Esplanade, Maroochydore QLD 4558 (07) 5444 1300 www.thesurfclub.com.au

Contact : 0437203383 Email: pabriv2@hotmai.com


Tour

The Origen of the name “Mooloolaba”

Our history The Mooloolaba Surf Lifesaving Club was established in 1922 and has grown to become one of the premier Surf Lifesaving Clubs in Australia. The Club offers various activities for members from Nippers to Masters and our volunteers patrol Mooloolaba Beach from September through to May each weekend and public holidays. With the Council Lifeguard service the beach is patrolled 7 days a week every day of the year. Training is a vital part of the operation of the Lifesaving Club with all patrol members trained by the volunteer Training Officers in lifesaving skills. These skills are updated each year to ensure a high standard is maintained. Surf Sports offers the members a chance to test their skills both on the water and on the beach with ski and board paddling, swimming, beach sprints and flags, surf boats and also lifesaving skills tested at local, state and

national carnivals each season.

‘Historical Quotation Robert Longhurst “This was the story

as told to me by my Grandfather W.F. Bell (Uncle Bill). In an excerpt from the Nambour Chronicle sometime around December 1921 it named the Trustees of he Mooloolah River Progress Association, and Bill Bell was one of them, so this would confirm his involuement at the time taken the name was being „coined‟. It also ties in with he Moolooladore reference. The “dore” according to uncle Bill meant the entrance or „door‟ „dore‟, to the Maroochy River. Hence Maroochydore. This the Chronicle applied to The Mooloolah River Door “Moolooladore”. The Mooloolah River people wanted something a little more original. At the time and up until the Mouth of the Mooloolah Riverwas artificially formed up with rocks and dredged, thesandhills on the beach front at the Spit continued right down to the river in one bare mound until it was Ocean on one side and River the other, and the actual channel, rocks on the South (Pt Cartwright) side and sand on the North (Bar) side, I was always told as a kid, “Don‟t go near the Bar when the tide is running out”, and the way he water ripped through the narrow opening you could see why. This was the typical riuer „BAR‟ common at the mouth of many rivers. Using the Maroochy - Door idea they came up with Mooloolabar. This was converted to Mooloola-bah, Mooloolabah‟, and this remained in use for many years, until the „h‟ was eventually dropped.

10:25

Meeting front at Mooloolaba Surf Club.

10:30

Start our Historical Tour at Mooloolaba Surf club & Principal facts.

10:50

Short trip Beach

11:00

Finish our Tour.

around

Mooloolaba

We expect great and nice weather

Bring your Sunscreen and Hat

Bring bottle of water

Return our flyer and be friendly with our environment

Have fun & Enjoy

Mooloolaba Surfclub Tour  

Flyer for our next tour on 14th of June 2012. Mooloolaba Surfclub Tour & Beach (Don't print) SAVE PAPER TO SAVE TREES

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