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Timeline of Gold Coast, Queensland facts for kids

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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

20th century

  • 1933
    • The town of Elston is officially renamed Surfers Paradise.
  • 1949
    • Town of South Coast created through the amalgamation of Coolangatta and Southport.
    • 10 March: 1949 Queensland Airlines Lockheed Lodestar crash in Bilinga.
  • 1958 - Town of South Coast renamed Town of Gold Coast.
  • 1959 - Town of Gold Coast renamed City of Gold Coast.
  • 1960 - Kinkabool (building) constructed in Surfers Paradise.
  • 1962 - Lido Arcade in Surfers Paradise opens.
  • 1963 - Gold Coast Bulletin newspaper in publication.
  • 1964 - Southport-Brisbane South Coast railway line closes.
  • 1966
    • The Sands (building) and Paradise Towers constructed in Surfers Paradise.
    • Gold Coast Bridge rebuilt.
  • 1967
    • Garfield Towers built in Surfers Paradise.
    • Bruce Small elected mayor.
  • 1971
    • Sea World park opens in Southport.
    • Population: 75,862.
  • 1973 - Robert Neumann elected mayor.
  • 1974 - Currumbin Estuary Bridge opens.
  • 1979 - Gold Coast Marathon begins.
  • 1981
    • Dreamworld amusement park in business in Coomera.
    • Population: 177,264.
  • 1984
  • 1986 - Gold Coast City Art Gallery opens.
  • 1987 - Carrara Stadium opens.
  • 1988 - Bond University opens in Robina.
  • 1990
    • Gold Coast and Albert Genealogical Society active.
    • Australia Fair Shopping Centre in business in Southport.
  • 1991
  • 1995
    • Shire of Albert becomes part of Gold Coast City.
    • Ray Stevens becomes mayor.
  • 1996 - Moroccan (building) constructed in Surfers Paradise.
  • 1997 - Gary Baildon becomes mayor.
  • 1999 - Gold Coast Sporting Hall of Fame opens.

21st century

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