Yandina 150 ... 150 years since the gazetting of Yandina

Y150 & YANDINA STREET FAIR 2020

The volunteer committee coordinating celebrations for the 150th anniversary of Yandina have reluctantly decided not to hold the Yandina Street Fair this year.

Over the coming weeks we will present some highlights of the past and showcase our town and its people today on the Yandina 150 website at yandina150.org and our Facebook page.

Sometimes referred to as ‘the original workers town’ of the hinterland, Yandina is also the oldest surveyed town in the Maroochy District.

The Sunshine Coast has been occupied by indigenous people for thousands of years and the area where Yandina developed is the home of the traditional owners of the land, the Gubbi Gubbi people.

After European settlement began in 1868, the town was officially gazetted in September 1870. Yandina started as a logging town, then a farming district before becoming what it is today, a growing town that takes pride in its history while forging a prosperous future.

Yandina: From Staging Post to Township

Celebrating 150 years since the establishment of Yandina

Yandina: From Staging Post to Township

This digital story explores the community stories, history and significant events of Yandina. The film was launched as part of the Yandina Street Fair celebrations in August 2018.

Yandina was proclaimed in 1870, making it the first gazetted town in the Maroochy district, and one of the oldest towns on the Sunshine Coast.

Thanks to Audienne Blyth for the link to this short documentary that the Sunshine Coast Council made about our town’s origins in collaboration with the Yandina & District Historical Society.

[Video Length: 17 minutes 54 seconds. Date: 2018]