365 Places: Caloundra

Day 2 of 365 Places – Caloundra – from geokult.travel.com

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Day 2: Caloundra, Queensland, Australia

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My post today is about another place that has special childhood significance for me – Caloundra.

Many summer holidays were spent in the Caloundra village of Bulcock Beach in the 1970s. In those days, Caloundra was sleepy seaside town popular with families taking holidays and retirees. These days it has grown significantly, but it still retains some of the lovely character that I remember as a child.

An article in Salt magazine titled Bulcock Beach’s Rich History offers great insight into the history of the village.

Less than a century ago, Bulcock Beach wasn’t even a designated beach. The land belonged to Robert Bulcock, an English immigrant who had bought 277 acres in 1875 and settled on it a decade later. His eldest son, Robert Junior, became a township councillor, and in 1917 decided to subdivide part of the land into…

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