Surfer's Paradise (Gold Coast) Australiaby Chris' Landscape Images & Designs
ABOUT THE ART
In 1933 the area was named Surfers Paradise. Since these times the Gold Coast has retained it's position as a tourist venue. The major growth in population has occurred since the 1950's. During the 1960's and 70's large canal developments and residential sub-divisions have spread the Coast's boundaries. Sir Bruce Small was instrumental in promoting this area as a family holiday playground. In 1995 the Gold Coast City area has become the seventh largest city in Australia.
The Aborigines knew the Gold Coast Area as Kurrungul. The term referred to the endless supply of hardwood for Boomerangs. The local tribe was the Kom-bumerris and they camped mainly in the Bundall area for fresh water purposes. Cascade Gardens is said to have been one of the meeting places for Aborigines from as far afield as Maryborough. Tribal feasts were held at Bora rings and middens.
Modern day on the Paradise has suffered economically with many international investors deciding to sell their high rise investments during the ongoing recession.
However, it is still a place attracted by Aussie/International tourists wanting a playground of fun on the white soft sands along the beautiful beaches, the many casinos & night clubs. A place not unlike Miami in the U.S
Queensland ~ Australia
*Canon EOS “KISS’ D/SLR Camera
1/800, 50mm, F/10, ISO 4OO