Discover the fascinating SS Dicky story
  • Monday 04 January 2016
SS Dicky shipwrecked close to Caloundra ca 1893Join renowned storyteller Gail Robinson and celebrate the history and stories of the SS Dicky at Caloundra Regional Gallery at 4pm on January 15, 2016.

Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer said the recently launched Time and Tide – The SS Dicky Story film captured the historic relocation of the wreck through the shared gathering of community memories and images to create a digital story about its past, present and future.

“This commemorative film was developed in partnership with the Friends of Caloundra Lighthouse and produced by James Muller featuring professional storyteller Gail Robinson,” Cr Dwyer said.

Time and Tide – The SS Dicky Story also acknowledges the significant social, aesthetic and interpretive heritage values of this site and it is only fitting that we recognise the valuable contribution it has made to our region’s heritage. 

“There is no doubt this film will increase community understanding of the connection of the historic shipwreck to the heritage of the Sunshine Coast.”

Storyteller Gail Robinson said we all knew the SS Dicky was a shipwreck but there were so many interesting details to discover about this much-loved icon.

“In my storytelling I will uncover a range of fascinating facts such as how SS Dicky had been part of the West Australian Pearling Industry and had carried ‘diggers’ to the Kimberley Goldfields and brought them back with their pockets full of gold,” she said.

“I invite the community to join me and enjoy these old stories which will intertwine with colloquial memories.”

Please RSVP by Friday, January 8 as light refreshments will be provided. Bookings are essential by visiting council’s website, call 07 5420 8600 or email

You can also catch the Time and Tide – The SS Dicky Story film at the following locations:

Maroochydore library with storytelling by Gail Robinson

Tuesday, January 19 at 10-11am. Bookings via council’s website.

Nambour library historical presentation

Wednesday, February 10 at 10 – 10.40am. Bookings via council’s website.

Kawana library historical presentation

Monday, February 15 at 10 – 11.40am. Bookings via council’s website.

Maleny library historical presentation
Tuesday, February 23 at 4 – 4.40pm. Bookings via council’s website.

Caloundra Library historical presentation

Monday, March 7 at 10 – 10.40am. Bookings via council’s website.

Copies of the DVD are available for purchase for just $12 from council’s library eShop, Customer Service Centres, Caloundra Regional Gallery and selected retailers.