Gold Coast has a rich history. From Indigenous cultural heritage and dreamtime stories, through to 100-year-old ambulance stations repurposed for modern-day co-working, as a relatively young city, we’re working hard to capture and share stories about our past. Before embarking on a day exploring heritage sites and local history, there’s some useful resources you need to get your head around. The Local Studies Library, located on level one of the Southport Library contains an enormous selection of oral histories, serials and manuscripts and historic photographs as well as clipping files on people, places and subjects. Council also maintains a Local Heritage Register which contains summaries of all the significant heritage sites and structures across the city.

Article by Samantha Morris // Read in full at Destination Gold Coast