Today is the 71st Anniversary of the Battle of Milne Bay – largely ignored by historians but of enormous significance to all Australians. For it was the first defeat on land of the rampaging Japanese Imperial Army anywhere in the Pacific theatre of war. A force of Australian militia threw back a force of Japanese invaders on the eastern tip of New Guinea, inflicting 600 casualties on the Japanese in return for 200 Australians dead or wounded. This battle, along with the hard won, murderous American victory at nearby Guadalcanal and the Coral Sea Battle, were the turning point of […]
Elanora, an Aboriginal word for “home by the sea”, was originally named as a platform on the South Coast Rail Line in 1922. The original location of the rail platform was within the now named “Palm Beach” suburb where Palm Beach avenue and the Gold Coast Highway intersect today. A local landowner sold most of Elanora to a developer, the Palm Beach Company Ltd, Brisbane, and subdivided allotments were put up for sale. The subdivision (1923) was known as Palm Beach.The rail line was closed in 1964.
Latitude -28.176 Longitude 153.870 bounded by Tallebudgera Creek at the northern and Currumbin Creek at the southern end. The Coral Sea abuts Palm Beach and the reefs provide the best fishing opportunities along the Gold Coast.The Tallebudgera Surf Life Saving Club [the NEPTUNES] was the first female only Surf Life Saving Club in Australia and still continues patrolling to this present day. Tallebudgera Creek was the first declared Fish Habitat Area in Queensland. The Elanora wetlands area is a small reserve area in the upper reaches of Talebudgera Creek. Laguna Lake is located on the south […]