Saturday, May 25, 2024

Video captures Sunshine Coast heritage

Members of Sunshine Coast’s First Nations Gubbi Gubbi Dance and Jinibara Dance troupes at the filming of the cultural heritage tourism video.

If you’ve never stepped back into the fascinating world of Sunshine Coast yesteryear, now is the time with the launch of a video that gives a taste of some of the region’s cultural heritage highlights.

The Heritage Discovery video promotes some of the Sunshine Coast’s most iconic places from First Nations sites to community museums, heritage walks and historic houses.

Sunshine Coast Council Community Portfolio Councillor Rick Baberowski said the video was a great way to support our Discovery Guide, highlight the region’s heritage and feature some wonderful authentic local voices to explore its stories.

“Using video and digital platforms enables us to quickly showcase a snapshot of the tremendous depth of our natural and cultural heritage to more people,” Cr Baberowski said.

“Many visitors and our more recent locals are simply unaware we have so many places that help tell our region’s story – both natural and cultural. This video is a great way to feature both and create a list of new places to visit. 

“Thank you to all the people who participated in making the video, particularly our heritage sector volunteers and our region’s Traditional Owners – the Jinibara and Kabi Kabi – and their First Nations dancers.

“A special thanks to Jinibara Elder Uncle Noel who features in the film and Kabi Kabi representative Lyndon Davis.”

Sunshine Coast Council’s coordinator of Cultural Heritage Peter Connell said the promotional video formed part of council’s cultural heritage marketing collateral.

“The video will be used at visitor information centres, museums, tourist outlets, on our website, and will be distributed further afield to travel agencies,” Mr Connell said.

More information about cultural heritage places you can visit is available in the Cultural Heritage Discovery Guide printed booklet, which can be collected from Sunshine Coast Libraries, council offices and information centres.

The guide is also available for download at or via ‘Things to Do’ on the SCC app.

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