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The German tank Mephisto is one of Australia’s most significant war artefacts.  A pioneer of the Sunshine Coast was there when the  Mephisto was captured on the battlefields of the Somme in France during World War I, writes AUDIENNE BLYTH.

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During World War II, 24,000 Italian prisoners of war arrived in Australia. AUDIENNE BLYTH writes that they provided invaluable labour on farms struggling               while our men were fighting overseas.

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Cattle and timber first brought Europeans to the Sunshine Coast 150 years ago, but historian AUDIENNE BLYTH reports that a century ago, there were memorable entrepreneurs in other early industries.

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The Gneering was a familiar site on the Maroochy and Mooloolah Rivers for almost 30 years and is remembered as the great workhorse of the early timber industry, writes historian AUDIENNE BLYTH.

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The Moreton Bay settlement was expanding and the waterways between Brisbane and the North Coast were busy as sawmillers transported timbers that would build a city, writes historian AUDIENNE BLYTH.

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As Maroochydore Surf Lifesaving Club heads towards its centenary, club historian RALPH DEVLIN writes of the days when the road from Brisbane to the North Coast, was one much less travelled.

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While Richard Jones was busy making a name for himself in the colony as a hard worker, his wife became known for entirely different reasons, as historian Audienne Blyth discovers.