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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Full Steam Ahead

Discover the nostalgia wrapped up in a bygone era at the latest Bribie Island Seaside Museum exhibition - Koopa Days.

Moreton Bay Regional Council Division One Councillor Gary Parsons said Koopa Days would give visitors an insight into what tourism was like when pleasure steamers ferried visitors to and from the island.

“The SS Koopa and other ferries carried thousands of holidaymakers and day trippers before car ownership was widespread and before the bridge was built in the early 1960s,” Cr Parsons said.

“The SS Koopa was in service for more than 40 years and was the symbol of a remarkable era in Queensland’s modern tourism industry.

“Koopa Days, which will be on display at the museum from June 2 to July 31, explores those heady times, where a daytrip to Bribie was a sea-voyaging adventure.

“Its photographsartefacts and stories will provide a shot of nostalgia to those who remember and will give those who are younger an insight into what Bribie was like more than 50 years ago.”

The exhibition will be launched at 11am on Saturday, June 4 and members of the public are welcome to attend.

The Bribie Island Seaside Museum, at 1 South Esplanade, Bongaree, is open from 10am to 4pm on Thursdays and Fridays and 10am to 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Entry is free.