The Gold Coast before development
By JOL Admin | 30 September 2008
It's easy to forget that the Gold Coast used to be a collection of essentially rural settlements and farmland stretching along the south coast from Southport to the New South Wales border.
Burleigh Heads Hotel, 1900. Image No 147441
Improvements to transport eventually made access easier and more people were able to visit and enjoy the area, in particular its beaches, commencing the process of development.
Burleigh Heads, 1921. Image No APA-104-0001-0005
Currumbin Beach, 1925. Image No 194763
These photographs show well known parts of the Gold Coast before the closer residential and commercial development gained pace, during the 1950s.
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